Draft-O-Rama : Woolen, Worsted, Size and Consistency with Jillian Moreno

A Virtual Workshop Friday May 7, 2021

6pm - 8pm

 

Are you new to spinning? Know how to make yarn, but not sure about the difference between woolen and worsted, or even what it means? Are you a more experience spinner but struggle to keep your yarns consistent, or change the size of yarn you make?

 

In this class we’ll explore the mysterious and sometimes daunting world of drafting. You will learn woolen and worsted drafting techniques, how they are different, how they can be similar and what the key factor is for each one. Hint: It’s not the direction you draft.  As you practice your drafting, we’ll talk about how woolen and worsted drafts change a yarn’s characteristics and what that means to your knitting.

You will discover what part drafting plays in keeping a yarn consistent and how drafting is essential to changing the size of a yarn from lace to bulky and back again.

By the end of this class you will see that the key to spinning the yarn you want may be in your drafting.

 

Technique Requirements:

Advanced beginner. If you’ve spun a yarn and knit something with it (even one thing) this class is for you.

 

Supplies:

A wheel is good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. If you have handcards bring them. 

 

Materials:

Combed top in a fiber and color you like to work with, solid light colors are the easiest to see when moving between worsted and woolen. You are welcome to bring and try different fibers and blends to see how they behave drafted in different ways.

Draft-O-Rama : Woolen, Worsted, Size and Consistency with Jillian Moreno

$50.00Price
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  • In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at greatbasinfiberartsfair@gmail.com or by calling 385.429.3201.

     

    Please note: after April 10, 2021, refunds are no longer available.

     

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