Early Bird Prices finish on 1st December, 2019
Taking your fibre stash from a batt or processed top to a well defined single. Then take that single from your bobbin and knit straight onto the needles to create a lovely fringed shawl or neck wrap!
No plying or skeining involved.
During the class there will be a demonstration of the construction of a mixed fibre batt and then a demonstration of the best method to spin the single required for this wrap pattern. Attendees can either bring their own batt to spin or there will be batts and top available for purchase prior to the class from the Guild Craft supply. Guidance will be given to those purchasing on the day and others will learn from this. Demonstration and personal Spinning time will be given in class so that attendees will all go away spinning the style of single most beneficial for this pattern. A demonstration will then be given by the tutor of how to knit this wrap. Time will be given to help students with the pattern. Janet will finally demonstrate the unique process of “blocking” this scarf/wrap.
Students will need to bring their own working spinning wheel and have a knowledge of basic spinning.
Your tutor Janet Day is textile artist and tutor. She has a background in Fashion and Design and attended the Emily McPherson College pre RMIT in Melbourne. I worked in the fashion industry for many years and really enjoyed my time with Vogue Colours as a Colour consultant. In 2001 I attended a Hand Spinning class run by the ladies of Horsham and I instantly knew that I had found a craft that nourished my creative side. I was fortunate to be taught by highly qualified and respected hand spinners who valued the foundation techniques of hand spinning and fibre preparation. So when I discovered Art Yarn Spinning through Lexi Boeger, I had a sound basis upon which to explore more adventurous techniques.
- How to construct a mixed fibre batt • The best method to spin the single required for this wrap pattern
- How to select the most suitable for this pattern from batts and top available for purchase at the Guild • How to spin the style of single most beneficial for this pattern
- The best method to spin the single required for this wrap pattern
- A wrap made from a single
- How to block the finished wrap
- Spinning Wheel , 100 grams of washed fibre (wool top) in colours that you like and that will be suitable for making into a batt.
- 20 grams of silk in various colours that will blend with the wool top colours
- Knitting needles 5mm circular or straight • Pattern will be provided • No material fee
tudents will need to bring their own working spinning wheel and have a knowledge of basic spinning. Student also need to be able to knit and read a pattern
Vendor since 2016
The Guild's aim is to bring together those who practise handweaving, spinning and allied crafts and to help and encourage them to increase their knowledge, understanding and skills by discussion, demonstration, exhibition, teaching and the provision of quality resource materials.
Our Guild rooms house an excellent library and craft supply, sell members work and host a wonderful range of interest groups, classes and workshops.
We have members and affiliated groups throughout the state.
Come and join us!
Cancellations and refunds
The Guild reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient numbers. If we cancel the workshop you will be notified and will be issued with a 100% refund.
If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop/course date the Guild will retain a 10% administration fee.
If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days before the workshop/course date the Guild will retain 100% of your workshop fee.
No refunds for missed classes.