Saturday PM: Spinning Wild Silks with Judith MacKenzie

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Instructor: Judith MacKenzie

Red, gold, bronze, silver – silk comes in many natural colors other than the exquisite white of perfect cultivated silk. It has different textures, too. In this class we’ll look at some of these rare silks that are not domesticated and spin Muga, Eri, Red Eri, and several wild tussahs. We’ll also look at variety of different types of silk preparations that are available to handspinners and spin wild cocoons, carrier rods and hankies. We’ll learn a bit about the culture of silk around the world and see some beautiful samples of silk cloth from a variety of silks.

 

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Skill Level: Intermediate spinner and up

Materials:

  • Bring your wheel and all of its accessories, along with any other spinning tools you like to use
  • Fee includes $25 materials fee for beautiful fiber

Cancelled class registrations are eligible for a refund (minus a $20.00 cancellation fee per class) until September 30th, 2018. After that date, there are no refunds for class cancellations unless your seat can be filled from a waiting list ($20.00 cancellation fee still applies). To request a refund or transfer of class registration please contact us. Materials fees are fully refundable.