Draw Time: A Spinning Workshop With Gayle Vallance
March 22-24, 2019 *
Master Spinner and former Olds College Programme instructor Gayle Vallance will be on Salt Spring this Spring Break for a three day workshop at the Lion’s Club to demystify all the various drafting methods modern day spinners have to hand.
We will discuss and sample how to suit the fibre, the drafting technique to the type of yarn we want for a particular purpose. We will have lots of fun........
Here is the schedule for the Draw Time Workshop. Hope you can join us. The cost is $150 for the three day workshop with a $25.00 materials fee. Please contact Mary Paddon at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or phone 250-537-5137.
Friday, March 22, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm:
True Worsted Spinning
Wool combing on mini-combs
Short and long draws
Plying for balanced 2-plies
Fibres used: Corriedale fleece, Mohair top, Gotland top, Icelandic Tog, Merino top
Saturday, March 23, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm:
Semi-worsted spinning for “not-quite-true” worsted yarns.
From the Fold
Point of Contact
Fibres used: Silk, Alpaca, fibres from day 1.
Traditional Woollen Long Draw
Hand carding rolags and punis
Blending of different fibres.
Fibres used: Cotton, Camel down, lambswool, Icelandic thel, Silk, Flax
Sunday, March 24, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm:
Catch up on preparations and spinning from days 1 and 2.
Semi-woollen spinning for “not-so-traditional-woollen” yarns
Point of contact
From the Fold
Worsted drafting of rolags
Fibres will include: carded woollen roving, handcarded rolags.
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