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Finishing School: Washing, Blocking and Fulling Techniques for Handspun
by Kate Larson 


Saturday, September 30, 2017  
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Instructor:  Kate Larson

Skill Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn. 

Workshop Fee:  $50.00 ($46.00 Members)

Supply fee: $5. Handouts and fibers. Paid to teacher at time of class.

Class Size:  Maximum 15

Location: Founder's Hall

After your yarn is spun and wound into a skein, what comes next? Finishing handspun typically involves washing, but the exact approach depends on the fiber and spinning method used and what type of textile you want to make. Wet-finishing can be used to remove carding oils and excess dye, but can also add strength and durability or loft and halo depending on the method. This workshop will cover three common approaches to wet-finishing: washing, fulling, and blocking. We will spin a variety of fibers and yarn types, ranging from singles to textured yarns, and finish them using different techniques. You'll leave class with the skills you need to add a perfect finish to your handspun beauties. 

Participant to bring:
Several spindles or a spinning wheel in good working condition, and spinning accessories you typically use.


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