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14 June 2007 @ 10:16 pm
3 days of Judith & silk  
I'm so lucky to live in a place with so many resources and where we regularly have access to such great teachers. This is going to be a great class.

"ON THE ROAD TO SAMARKAND:
The Art of Spinning Silk
Judith MacKenzie McCuin
Friday, July 6-Saturday, July 7 & Sunday July 8,
9:30-4:30pm $175.00

In this workshop, we’ll look at the rich variety of silk fibers available and what techniques to use to best spin them. We’ll spin tussah and cultivated top. We’ll learn how silk “hankies” are made and how to spin them. We’ll examine how twist and ply affect the yarn and the finished fabric in both woven and knit structures. We’ll use a variety of novelty spinning methods to produce a set of designer yarns.
STUDENTS SHOULD BE ABLE TO SPIN A CONTINUOUS THREAD AND HAVE A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR WHEEL. MATERIALS PROVIDED."


So, I think my relationship with my wheel might be good enough...

-the redhead-
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Bill the bold bosthoonwcg on June 15th, 2007 05:57 pm (UTC)
I imagine you'll be just fine in that class.
-the redhead-theredhead on June 15th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks *smile*

Really, I was just having a bit of fun being sarcastic. i g0t my mad sk1lz g01n 0n ;)

I'm taking this class for a variety of reasons, and not one of this is to improve my silk spinning. I can do some seriously badass laceweight silk.

The workshop will be fun, Judith is da bomb, all my fiber buddies will be there, I get to take off work (!!), fun supplies to play with, and most importantly it will help my motivation to work from my silk stash. Inspiration is a big part of this.

Also, as Connie pointed out just the other day, this will *force* me to spin from hankies/caps. Which I loath and despise. But it's good for me. So being part of the group will help.

It's also a fun social event.

-the redhead-