Learn the beauty and Tradition of First Nations Spinning. This is an absolute beginner class. If you already know how to spin but, want a tiwst in your spinning, this is also a class for you.
Embark on this thrilling journey with the world famous Debrah Sparrow. While her art is respected internationally, she is involved locally with the Museum of Anthropology on Musqueam grounds, and her two gorgeous large wall hangings greets arriving passengers at Vancouver International Airport. Debra was one of six winners of the BC Creative Achievement Awards for Aboriginal Art in 2008: "This award recognizes first nations artists whose dedication to their work has had a profound impact on both their community and first nations culture." as stated by The Vancouver Sunday, June 11, 2008.
Day 1: You will start the lesson by learning the parts of the wheel, their function and the art of treadling.
Day 2: Begin the joy of spinning wool into yarn, using the drafting and sliding method with your hands while still treadling with your feet.
Day 3: Learn to spin yarn with a core - thus it will not unravel when weaving.
Day 4: Making a skein and shocking the yarn. The process of making warp for weaving.
You are welcome to join our Knit and Purl Group on Monday nights, for additional help during the weeks of your class. Afterwards, if you wish to continue to come to the Knit and Purl Group we ask that you sign up and become a member.
The sessions consist of four 3 hour lessons.
The 2016 schedule is shown below. Choose a group and sign up!
Group 1: TBD (E-mail us to join this waiting list!)
Cost: Does not include materials.
Please arrive 1/2 hour early for registration on the first day. Hope to see you there!
Use of an Ashford, Louet or Majacraft spinning wheel is included in the cost during class hours. If you wish to bring a wheel home while you are in a group, there is a nominal rental fee.