This class is in a one-hour lecture format. There will be time for Q&A at the end but no hands-on attention.
“Why would anyone want to spin yarn these days?” “How long does it take to spin yarn?” “What are the advantages and disadvantages of handspinning?” “Why is handspun yarn costly?” “Can you make any yarn you want?”
If you have ever asked these questions and would like to learn more about handspinning, there is no better time than now. We’ll delve into topics such as the ’dirty work’ of processing fibers, ’tools of the trade’ and equipment used by spinners and the overall tactile experience. This session will open your eyes to the efforts that go into producing yarn by hand and why many people happily indulge in this ancient craft today.