SPIN TO WEAVE workshop by Sarah Lamb-February 2015

February 24, 2015 9:00 am
February 24, 2015 4:00 pm
Mini Time Museum
4455 E Camp Lowell Dr, Tucson, AZ, United States

Spin-To-WeaveWorkshop: SPIN TO WEAVE

Instructor Information:  Sara Lamb is a longtime weaver, handspinner, and dyer. She maintains a working studio in a yurt in her Northern California back yard, and she teaches at fiber conferences worldwide. Sara is the author of Woven Treasures, The Practical Spinners Guide – Silk, and the DVDs, Spinning Silk, and Spin to Weave. Her work has appeared in Spin Off, Handwoven, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, and numerous other books and publications

Instructor:  Sara Lamb

Date:  Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Location:  Mini Time Museum, Tucson

Time:  9am – 4pm

Cost:  Members*: $88;  Nonmembers: $138  *Supported by the Esther Hughes Memorial Fund

Materials Fee:  None – participants are to bring fibers they wish to sample

Level:  New weavers welcome; need to have own spinning equipment in good working order and know how to use it.

Maximum # of students:  10 

Workshop Description:  How does spinning yarn for weaving differ from spinning yarns for knitting, crochet, or embroidery? We will spin and sample for weaving, varying fiber choice, twist, grist and color. We will discuss ways the yarns are affected by weaving techniques, and the way weaving techniques are affected by the yarns. 

Materials:  Spinning wheel extra bobbins, lazy kate. Spindles are fine, several weights/sizes are often helpful but not necessary. Equipment should be in good working order, and people need to know how to use their equipment, whether it is a wheel or a spindle. People should bring fibers they wish to sample: any fiber, and any preparation. We will discuss each fiber that is brought, how to prepare and spin them for a range of projects, and spin samples.

Supplies List and Instructions:  to be sent shortly after registration 

Registration opens to THSG Members:  December 17, 2014, at the December Guild meeting

Registration opens to Nonmembers:  January 16, 2015

Registration Deadline:  January 21, 2015