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.
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:
Wheels that have Quill attachments
Instructor to provide:
A variety of support spindles