Spinning Luxurious Alpaca
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Submerge yourself in luxury. Learn to spin alpaca, one of the easiest of the exotic fibres to handle. Prepare the raw fleece and spin from a commercial roving. Consider the qualities of the alpaca fibre and appropriate end uses for alpaca yarns.
Workshop Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $10
Materials to Bring: Spinning wheel, hand cards, small hand combs if you have them, wheel maintenance kit (oil, screwdriver if needed etc) 2 empty bobbins, small niddy noddy if you have one, pencil, notebook, about 5 small plastic bags and labels or a marker.
Instructor: Beth Abbott
Beth Abbott has been spinning and using her yarns for at least 40 years. She is a Master Spinner and did her In-depth study on the Icelandic fleece. Beth teaches in the Spinning Certificate course in Haliburton, as well as at workshops for guilds all over Ontario.
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