This spring, we are offering in-person sessions taught by Kim McKenna – a three-part spinning workshop, starting on Tuesday, April 4th, 2023.
- how these different species of silkworms are raised
- their life cycle
- the difference between closed and open-ended cocoons
- how cocoons are processed into reeled, spun, noil and Mawata silk
- the characteristics of the different silks in your kit and what those characteristics lend to wool blends
- how to efficiently and effectively blend silk with wool
- how to use your fibre prep equipment to blend for a woollen and worsted fibre prep
- how to use your handpainted braid to execute different colour effects in your handspun
- 1 spinning Luxury Kit: Silk
- 50g White Corriedale roving
- 100g SGY hand-painted Corriedale braid
- flight of 3 Indian teas
Classes are held at the SweetGeorgia Yarns Studio at 1562 Rand Ave near Granville Street and W 72nd Ave in Vancouver. Short walk to transit. Plenty of free parking is available.
Kim McKenna enjoys sharing her knowledge in articles she writes for Spin Off and Ply magazines as well as through teaching in person and through The School of SweetGeorgia. Her greatest joy is when a student can actually see how their spinning has improved and the thrill they get when they can spin a yarn that truly speaks to their heart.You can find her on Instagram as @claddaghfibrearts or on her blog Claddagh Fibre Arts.
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