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Post Conference Class #27
Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns (S)
Monday, Aug 5 -- 9:00 - 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Aug 6 -- 9:00 - 4:30 pm

How do you design and spin the perfect yarn for that great knitting project you have been contemplating (or obsessing over!)? Whether it is an heirloom sweater project or free-form art knitting for a lamp post, as a handspinner you to can create yarn that will be perfect for the project! Start by breaking the design process into steps. In this 2 day post-conference class, learn how to choose a fiber and yarn design, estimate fiber and yardage, wash, and finish your work and more. During class you will have the opportunity to play with a wide variety of fibers and yarn styles and to assemble a spinner's idea notebook. This workshop welcomes a wide variety of skill levels and is designed to help you create your own unique textiles. Basic knitting skills (cast-on, bind-off, knit and purl stitches) are required. Participants should bring several spindles or a working spinning wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. You will need handcards for this class and a few sets of knitting needles
in sizes you typically use.

Level: All, but you must be able to spin and ply a basic yarn.
Material fee: $30

Instructor: Kate Larson

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Kate Larson is the editor of Spin Off magazine. She contends that the fiber arts are the
bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. She shepherds a flock of Border
Leicester sheep in Indiana and teaches handspinning and knitting throughout the United
States. Kate is the author of The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and
several videos, including How to Spin Yarn to Knit (Interweave, 2016).

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