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Spinning with Amy Tyler

Spinning with Amy Tyler

When: April 26 and 27, 2014  9 am to 4 pm

Where: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

SATURDAY, APRIL 26th, 2014
Blending Colors at the Wheel
Learn to make unique multi-colored yarns at the wheel, without dyeing or the use of carding/combing equipment. In this workshop, we will take rovings and tops of different colors and combine them by predrafting in several simple ways to create yarns that produce more colorful and more textural fiber projects.  We will cover techniques that allow you to create the same blends of color from skein to skein. We will practice making singles yarn as well as 2- and 3-ply yarns. We will also cover techniques for making marl yarns (plied yarns with different color singles).

Class level:  advanced beginner to intermediate spinning.

Participants to bring:  a spinning wheel in good working order, 4 bobbins, and a lazy kate.

SUNDAY, APRIL 27th, 2013
Plying for Texture
In this workshop, we will practice making textured yarns by manipulating the way we ply singles together. We will spin snarl yarns,  cabled yarns, two kinds of knot yarns, and two kinds of spiral yarns. These are all yarns that can be created with “ordinary” Z-spun singles.  Along the way, we will discuss how to create smooth, balanced two-ply yarn.

Class level:  intermediate spinning

Participants to bring:  a spinning wheel in good working order, 2 bobbins partially filled with Z-spun singles (they should be about the same thickness and twist, but different colors) plus 2 empty bobbins, and a lazy kate.

Amy Tyler:  In 2004, I left a job in academia to become a fiber artist and to return to my home state of Michigan.  Now I live in lovely Northwestern Lower Michigan where I create handspun yarns, design knitted items, teach spinning and knitting, and write about spinning and knitting.

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Click here for the flyer.

1 day:  $85.00 WRSW members        $100.00 non-members
Both days:  $150 WRSW members         $170 non-members

Supply fee is included.
Guild Member Only Registration until January 15, 2014
Open Registration after January 15, 2015

DEPOSIT:  $85.00 (BALANCE DUE BY March 15, 2014)

REFUND POLICY:  All but $50 refunded before January 30.  No refund after January 30, 2014.

EXCEPTIONS:  Fully refunded if there is a waiting list.

Make check out to:  WRSW (Western Reserve Spinners and Weavers).
Mail to:  Jan Gibson, 8251 Litchfield Dr. Mentor, OH 44060.
For information, call Jan at 440-255-0045 or email