6 hour – intermediate
A 6 hour advanced beginner level class that teaches students how to spin woolen yarns using long draw. Students must have a basic understanding of how to spin yarn on a spinning wheel. During the work time, students get the opportunity to learn how and make batts on a drum carder, rolags on hand carders and a blending board.
- Discuss the properties of woolen yarns
- Spinning wheel set up
- Cover and spin different long draw techniques
- Point of contact
- Double draft
- Spinning from the fold
- Spin with five fiber preparations
- Combed top
- Hand carded rolags
- Blending board rolags
- Discussion and demonstration of plying and finishing the yarn
*This class could easily be a 2 day workshop, if time allows, for students to have more time practicing the spinning techniques and to ply their samples.