1. Cotton Spinning on the Wheel Workshop
For *Beginner to Advanced Spinners
(*If you can spin a fairly consistent ply, in any fibre you’ll do just fine.)
Learn the unique method of spinning cotton in this fun and relaxed one-day workshop.
Enjoy an intimate class setting in the Vegan Yarn studio; our home in Sapperton, New Westminster. Learn about the history and botany of naturally pigmented cottons, and bring home your very own skein of hand spun organic and fair-trade cotton, and plenty more to practice with.
You will need:
Your spinning wheel
any other spinning accessories you normally use
lunch (optional, see below)
pen or pencil and paper if you would like to take notes
You will receive:
A selection of cottons for spinning
A folder to organize your samples with notes, and additional information
Day Class Lunch options:
We will break for lunch at noon for about 45 minutes or so.
You may bring your lunch or,
Get takeout from any of the restaurants in the neighbourhood (Sushi, Thai, Chinese, Italian) They are all about 5 minutes or less to walk to or,
For $8 to cover the cost of ingredients you can enjoy a homemade all-organic, vegan lunch that I’ll prepare. (Gluten-free available. Contact me ahead of time if you have allergies)
Coffee, Tea, and Snacks will be provided through the day.
This class is available whenever I’m able to get enough students signed up for it. Interested in this class? Get on the list by filling out the form at the bottom and we’ll add you to our list, and let you know when we’re doing the next one.
2. Spinning with Veggie Fibres Workshop
From the earthy crinkle of linen, to the luscious drape of bamboo, sample a broad range of plant fibres, while learning how to draw out the best in each of them. This class will cover fibre preparation to finishing on over ten unique fibre types, so you can find some new favourites, and perhaps even master some new techniques!
The skills you will learn are applicable to many other fibres, so you may find that some ‘difficult’ fibres aren’t all that difficult at all after this class. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and learn at a pace that is comfortable for you, while trying a variety of fun and interesting plant based fibres.
Supplies to bring: Spinning wheel, small cup or container (preferably non-breakable), pen or pencil, lap cloth, lazy kate, sealable plastic bag, tools for blending (optional).
This class is available whenever I’m able to get enough students signed up for it. Interested in this class? Get on the list by filling out the form below and we’ll add you to our list, and let you know when we’re doing the next one.