WS 746 Magical Turkish Spindles
Fee $60 Spindle Spinning
Instructor: Ilisha Helfman
When: Saturday, Sep 23, 9:30-12:30pm
Skill Level: Intermediate
Nothing is lovelier than watching beautifully patterned layers pile up on your spindle and watching them reveal themselves again in reverse order as you use your yarn. Learn to make consistent singles, to wind beautiful cops, to ply from your cops, to use them for easy skein winding and to wash and set twist. Plying in beads, silk flowers and sequins will be demonstrated as will ply on the fly (chain plying as you spin your singles). Support spindling and ergonometric hand positions will be discussed and demonstrated. Tips on working with color will be included too. Spinning energized singles, and their uses, will also be discussed and there will be lots of Turkish spindle spun skeins made from numerous fiber mixes to examine, all inspired by the shimmer and luminosity of stained glass. Students should bring Turkish spindle. I also have a few for students to try.