- Oct 06
Time4 hour workshop
- 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Introduction to Spinning Textured Yarns – Lorna Ash
Maximum participants: 12
Take control of your fibre and learn how to create beautiful, colourful, textured yarns with Lorna Ash, from Shades of Ewe Fibreworks. Learn how to make Wild Fibre yarn, Thick n’ Thin, and Bulky/Standalone singles. We will also explore wrapping techniques like auto-wrapping, and discuss the difference between Art Yarn, Textured Yarn and how they differ from beginner yarns. You will be making several smaller skeins of yarn throughout the workshop as you learn these techniques.
Participants should have experience in basic spinning and plying, and be able to do these tasks without assistance.
Students will receive: An included class materials pack that contains wool top, dyed locks, fire star, angelina, various silks and assorted add ins, and 2 spools of thread.
Students should bring: A working spinning wheel, 3 bobbins, lazy kate, niddy noddy, jumbo flyer (not required, but bring if you have it) and 2 small bowls/cups.
The class package will include all the materials needed for this workshop, but this is the chance to play and experiment with texture! Feel free to bring along ends of braids you never finished spinning, curly locks, metallic thread, bits of silk or noil, etc.
Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.
Lorna Ash is a life-long crafter who discovered spinning while looking for the perfect, textured yarn for rug hooking. Unable to find that yarn, she decided to dye and spin it herself, and quickly discovered that being able to custom design her own yarn, from the fleece up, was the best craft yet.
She then merged her desire for hand dyed & textured yarns with her background in science and adult education. The result is her business, Shades of Ewe Fibreworks, where she makes hand-dyed, wool-based fibre arts supplies for crafters and fibre artists for use in spinning, knitting, felting and rug hooking. Her work includes hand-painted wool braids, textured wool batts, & hand dyed yarn with a focus on breed specific wools.
Lorna also teaches hand spinning and holds workshops on spinning and working with different breeds of wool. She is an enthusiastic and patient teacher, and enjoys sharing her knowledge of all things spinning and wool.