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Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival Spinning Class

Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival Spinning Class

I will be teaching:

Core Spun Art Yarn with Alpaca Fiber for Beginners to Advanced Wheel Spinners

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017 from 11 am - 1 pm

Howard County Fairgrounds

2210 Fairground Road

West Friendship, Maryland 21794


Fee:  $50 class fee + $10 student materials fee

Size Limit:  15

Corespinning Alpaca Cloud Yarn

In this class, you will learn how to make the softest, fuzziest yarn from alpaca fleece using the corespinning technique which takes advantage of the beautiful airy insulating properties of this particular fiber. Corespinning is an easy to pick up technique that is very forgiving for beginners and shows off textures and colors very well. This style of bouncy yarn is great for blankets, hats, and quick-knit wearables for those cozy winter nights by the fire.
Skill Level/Prerequisite:
• Basic wheel spinning (singles)

Student Required Equipment and Materials:
• Spinning wheel (with large orifice preferred)
• “Grabby” mohairy blend fine/lace weight commercial yarn for core
• Fiber will be provided, but it’s recommended to bring about 2-4 ounces of carded or    loose fleece or roving and add-ins if desired
• Additional fiber and core yarn can be purchased from instructor

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