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Cotton Spinning Weekend with Joan Ruane- Day 2: Bast Fibers

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Cotton Spinning Weekend with Joan Ruane- Day 2: Bast Fibers

SPINNING BAST FIBERS WITH JOAN RUANE AT MADISON WOOL.  56A WALL STREET, MADISON, CT 06443.  $200.00 FOR WEEKEND, $100.00 FOR EACH DAY.  $50.00 DEPOSIT HOLDS YOUR SPACE

October 14, 2018  10 AM-4 PM

For intermediate spinners      Sunday

Bast fibers come from the stem of plants.  There are many plants through- out history that have played a very important role in making yarns.  With just one day, we will concentrate on hemp, flax and ramie.  We will learn what different preparations are available and how each is spun.  As a special treat we will get to dress a distaff and try spinning from it as well.  This should prove to be a fun day exploring the world of bast fiber.  

 

Students should bring:

    Spinning wheel..(no bulk spinners..prefer flyer driven wheel)

    Lazy kate and 3 clean bobbins

Small bath towel

    Bowl or cup for water

`    Labeling tags & pencil

    Niddy noddy

First a professional teacher and then a spinner, Joan Ruane has been teaching spinning classes throughout the U.S., Canada, UK , Australia and New Zealand since 1980.  Active in local and regional Guilds, she has also owned and operated fiber shops in both Florida and Arizona.  Joan has published cotton newsletters, written articles for fiber magazines and has published two DVD: Cotton Spinning Made Easy and Cotton Spinning With A Takli. She has republished Hand Spinning Cotton  by Harry and Olive Linder, bringing it up to date with modern techniques. In 2015 Joan published the much needed “Beginning Cotton Spinning on the Wheel” workbook. Her DVD’s can be streamed through Taprootvideo.com.   

Joan’s web site is:   www.cottonspinning.com.