San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN MIT'S TANG CENTER, 70 MEMORIAL DRIVE, CAMBRIDGE IN LOWER LEVEL ROOM 095: Building and Room Map and Info
(Note that Memorial Drive is the best address to use for GPSing purposes, but the building entrance is through the parking lot on the Amherst Street side of the building.)
SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
10AM-1PM: Basic Spindle Spinning (3 hours; $20 materials). For all skill levels including absolutely none; suitable for any age group. Even if you already spin, or already spin with spindles in particular, there's probably something for you in this class which covers multiple methods of starting out, pros and cons of various types of spindles, finger spinning, thigh spinning, and directions for plying your yarn and getting it ready to use in the project of your choice. A basic low whorl spindle and fibers are provided.
2PM-5PM: Self-Striping Yarn (3 hours; $30 materials). Have you ever wanted to spin your own self-striping yarn from dyed fiber? We'll work with both fiber that's been handpainted in multiple colours, and multiple colours of solid-dyed fiber, to spin self-striping singles – and you'll learn about planning and plying methods to achieve a variety of colour effects in plied yarns as well. You must be able to spin and ply a basic two-ply yarn, but we'll discuss chain plying and three-ply yarns too. Wheel or spindle.
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Common Cod Fiber Guild
The Common Cod Fiber Guild is a 501(c)3 non-profit that promotes fiber craft events in the Boston and Cambridge area.