Masterclass 2: Advanced Spinning - Supercoil & Core Spun Yarns Tutor: Jennie Howes
Location: Social Club Bar Room
Day: Sunday 19th March
Times: 10 - 4 Cost: £50
Skills needed: Students must be able to spin already and bring their own spinning wheel.
Maximum of 10 students
Jennie Howes is a spinner, knitter and designer with a business selling her own yarns and designs, Skybluepink Designs.
In this advanced spinning class Jennie will teach you to make supercoil yarns. These can then be used for crochet, knitting, weaving or embroidering. They can also be used to embellish and adorn all kinds of craftwork, or be made into jewellery using needle felt finishing techniques.
You will also learn to spin core spun yarns, which allow small quantities of beautiful fibres to be spun into strong yarns which emphasise the qualities of the fibre used.
If you have a jumbo flyer and/or sliding hooks this would help you, but aren't essential. Please bring 3 or 4 bobbins, a lazy kate, a bowl to put your threads in, some fibres (batts, rovings or tops) and bring your silks, lurex or other fancy threads if you have them. Materials will be available to buy on the day if you need to add to your stash!
If you can prepare a bobbin with a single yarn (not thread) with enough twist to ply it (so not a singles yarn) of about 100m this will give preparation for the cores, but if you wish to do this on the day then Jennie can give tuition on that.