Intentional Spinning


One seat including materials fees for Intentional Spinning: Spinning for a Specific Project with Jillian Moreno on October 15, 2020. See details below for more info.

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Intentional Spinning: Spinning for a Specific Project with Jillian Moreno

Workshop Description: You know the basics of creating a yarn from fiber to finish, now let’s put it into practice! In this class we will spend our time sampling for a specific project. From our in-class stash you will choose a commercial fiber to work with to sample through draft, ply, color manipulation, finish and knitting to make the perfect yarn for one of our class-exclusive patterns, or any pattern you’d like to spin for.

Will you work toward a lace scarf project, a textured cowl, or a perfectly plain stockinette hat?

While you work we will explore how each decision in the spinning process affects your finished yarn and your finished project. A few of the things we’ll discuss are:

• Choosing fiber and fiber blends
• Drafting for loft or density
• Plying for stitch definition
• What using a variegated fiber means to your stitch pattern
• Keeping yarn consistent through a project
• How to evaluate your yarn.
• Elements of successful sampling
• How to sample quickly

Student skill level: Jillian’s Yarnitecture class, or a read through of her Yarnitecture book is recommended before taking this class, but if that’s not possible please have the ability to adjust your wheel and make a plied yarn that pleases you.

Students to bring: Please bring a pattern you would like to spin for. A wheel in good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. Please bring knitting needles in the size you use for your default yarn, we will knit swatches if time allows.

Materials fee: Included in the cost of the workshop. Coffee, continental breakfast, and vegan-friendly buffet lunch are also provided.

Date and Time: Thursday, October 15, 2020. 9am-4pm.

Location: Hudson Valley Workshops hosted by Clemes & Clemes at the Best Western Kingston Hotel and Conference Center, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401. Hotel rooms may be reserved via this link at the adjoining Best Western Plus for $129 per night for one or two beds for Monday, October 12th through Thursday, October 15th. Ask for the “Hudson Valley Workshops Rate” if placing your reservation over the phone at (845) 338-0400. Room reservations must be made by September 12, 2020.

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