Workshop // Art Yarn Spin Sessions // Wentworth Falls NSW AUS
Do you love the flair & texture of handspun art-yarn? This series of advanced workshops reveals a variety of creative techniques used to make highly individual & expressive yarn by hand on your spinning wheel.
The Spin Sessions are an intensive study of each of the techniques taught at Michelle's 2day Art Yarn workshop, including some of her own original techniques. These sessions are designed for spinners new to art yarn spinning, as well as previous workshop attendees wishing to refine technique & gain individual tuition.
A Private Session may be customized to your spinning needs! Each session is 3 hours of tuition in Michelle's studio. Pre-requisite for the Spin Sessions - you must be a competent wheel spinner. If you wish to Learn To Spin yarn, see other listing.
Session 1: The Art of Plying
+ Learn NEW Butterfly Cocoon technique!
-Squiggle-ply (original Wooldancer technique)
-Cocoon / Nubs : in singles AND plied yarn
-NEW Witchetty Grub Ply (Wooldancer technique)
-Crescent Moon / Halo
We will make cocoons with a fun variety of fibres: bamboo, multi-layered batts, glitz and fabric!
Session 2: Coils & Add-in's
-Corkscrew elastic yarn
-Add-ins : a How-To for singles & plied yarns to ensure your embellishments stay in place!
Session 3: NEW Core FX
+ SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON CARDERS AT THIS WORKSHOP!
Enhance your Basic corespinning skills
-Jellyfish / Mohairy : a thin layer of mohair over a novelty core
- make a boa using tailspinning & tassels
- + plying effects on corespun yarns
In addition to the above techniques we will fine tune the following essential skills:
The art of starting your spin: ie. secure joins for different core threads; Choosing fibre preparations for a range of Art Yarn techniques; Finishing methods for Art Yarns.
If you wish to take the 2day Art Spin workshop, including 12 hours of hands-on tuition, please purchase the 2day listing from the drop-down menu.
The sessions are held in Wentworth Falls, Blue Mountains NSW Australia, from 10am-1pm. Fee includes tuition only, not the materials or equipment required for the class. Materials are available to purchase in the studio at your lesson.