Variations On A Draw


Once a spinner has learned to spin a thread and control their spinning wheel, they are ready to learn to control their thread. Every spinner has a method for holding the fiber and getting it into a thread -- that is their "draw". When we start spinning, we do not fully understand how the combination of our wheel design, treadling speed and draw style work to form the thread. In this class students will expand their knowledge of their own equipment, the drafting styles that can be used and how preparation of fiber can help give a spinner control over the yarns they create. Experimenting with different fibers and preparations the students have a chance to get the "feel" of drafting.

Supply fees: Determined at time of contract.

Prerequisites: Basic Spinning Ability