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The Magic of Making Cloth: Introduction to Hand-Spinning

  • Coquitlam Heritage 1116 Brunette Avenue Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1G2 Canada (map)

Ever wanted to know how yarn is made for knitting and weaving? Our ancestors usually made their cloth themselves from plants and animals in their surroundings, but today we usually don't know where our cloth comes from, what it's made of, or who made it. In this class, we'll cover the first steps of making cloth: spinning on a drop spindle with the basics of the 'park and draft' technique; plying; understanding the key role of fibre preparation in the final outcome, and sampling a couple of different fibres, including wool from sheep, angora from rabbits, and flax from linen.

$20 per person

Earlier Event: October 13
Photo & Document Preservation 101 (16+)
Later Event: October 19
Pro-D Day at Mackin House