Spinning Alpaca, Mohair and Silk Workshop
Expand your spinning knowledge beyond sheep's wool in this hands-on class. Bring your wheel or spindle and sample several different types of fibre: alpaca, mohair, silk and combinations. Experiment with ways to process, blend and spin these types of fibre. This class comes with an ample goody bag; you'll have a few ounces of several different fibres to take home and continue learning after the class is over. You must be able to spin to take this class.
Location: Pembina Trail Library 2724 Pembina Highway, in the south end of Winnipeg
Time: Sunday May 12 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Fee: $70 (includes $40 materials fee for fibre samples)
Students please bring: spinning wheel or spindle, and a favourite processing tool, if you have one: a flick carder, hand cards or portable combs. The instructor will also bring processing tools so we can experiment with blending processed roving.
Joanne Seiff is the author of three books, including Knit Green and Fiber Gathering. She’s a long time spinner and knitter, and occasional dyer and weaver. Her fibre arts articles have appeared in Spin-Off, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits and other fibre arts publications. Joanne has a long time interest in the huge variety of fibres available for spinning. She wants to encourage spinners to explore diversity in their fibre choices. She believes this experimentation and exploration widens our knowledge as spinners. She’s enthusiastic about the history of diversity --from crossbred sheep, fibre plants and rare breed animal conservation.