Classes

Spinning Art Yarn: Thick & Thin 101
Saturday, June 7th at The Fiber Loft
10:00am to 4:00pm
Learn how to spin dramatic thick and thin yarns using both combed top and art batts! There will be a carding table full of goodies for you to play with and card into batts to create incredible texture-full singles! Learn the art of thread autowrapping, and how to autowrap the best way for your wheel and orifice. We will also be creating self-striping thick and thin texture using smooth commercial top and wool locks, and how to crochet your yarn while you're spinning it to create thick and thin texture. The final yarn we spin in this class we will be navajo-plying (chain plying) into a ready-to-wear art yarn cowl!
To Register, please contact: The Fiber Loft
9 Mass Ave (Rt 111), Harvard MA 01451; 978-456-8669

Spinning Art Yarn: Embellishing Art Yarns
Saturday, September 20th at The Fiber Loft
10:00am to 4:00pm
In this class we will be learning how to ply embellishments into yarn. Then we will spin a single and learn how to incorporate the same embellishments seamlessly into the single. Embellishments include, but are not limited to: feathers, sequins, lace, beads, fabric, locks, silk cocoons, flowers - and more!!! We will also learn how to seamlessly transition our yarns from handspun single to vintage lace or fabric, and how to add metal chains into singles. By learning how to embellish your yarns when you are spinning a single, and how to add embellishments in the plying process - you can transform your fiber stash into beautiful works of art! 

To Register, please contact: The Fiber Loft
9 Mass Ave (Rt 111), Harvard MA 01451; 978-456-8669

Spinning Art Yarn: Roots and Waterdrop Technique
Saturday, October 18th at The Fiber Loft
10:00am to 4:00pm
In this class we will be creating two ready-to-wear art yarns using multiple spinning techniques. This roots technique creates a beautiful fringe that hangs from your yarn for incredible texture to wear, knit, weave, or crochet! The first skein we will spin as a single, ply into "roots", and create a ready-to-wear art yarn cowl! The second skein we will spin as a single, and incorporate beads seamlessly into the single. Then we will ply this yarn into "roots" and have each bead hang from the tip of each root like a waterdrop!

To Register, please contact: The Fiber Loft
9 Mass Ave (Rt 111), Harvard MA 01451; 978-456-8669