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Cotton Spinning Weekend with Joan Ruane-Spinning off the Point (Day 1)

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Cotton Spinning Weekend with Joan Ruane-Spinning off the Point (Day 1)

SPINNING OFF THE POINT WORKSHOP.  At Madison Wool, 56A Wall Street, Madison, CT 06443.  $200.00 for the full weekend, ($100.00 each day if taken separately).  $50.00 deposit holds your space.  

Our third visit from the amazing Joan Ruane!  This year she will take us through spinning off the point, and a full day of bast fibers.    

 October 13, 2018  10 am to 5 pm

       Designed for All Levels of Spinners

Workshop goal:  To reinforce long draw spinning and to familiarize students with a variety of equipment that allows spinners to spin off the point.

Saturday

Students are encouraged to bring any and all spinning tools that allow them to spin off the quill or point.  Using a variety of support spindles, students will have an opportunity to try several spindles using cotton and/ or down fibers.  A demonstration of setting up and using an Indian charkha will make way for students to try out several types of charkha wheels.  With this behind them we will move onto the wheel quills where heavier and longer staple fibers can be spun.  

 

Students should bring:   

    Charkha wheels

    Support Spindles

    Wheels that have Quill attachments

    Carders

    Labeling tags

 

Instructor to provide:           

    A variety of support spindles

    Indian charkha

    Gypsy Charkha

    Lendrum quill

    Majacraft stylus