Spinning Supported Using Short Shetland Fleece with Asita Krebs
01 October, 2019
14.00 - 17.00
Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
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Asita Krebs
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Supported spindles are very common in Asia and are especially advantageous for very thin threads or short-stapled fine wool. Because the spindle is supported by placing it in a bowl, no weight is placed on the thread. Using this method even Shetland fleece with a short staple can be spun into a lace thread.

  • Spinning with a supported spindle
  • Plying with a supported spindle
  • Learn about different types of supported spindles like Phang, Tibetan, Russian, Spanish

In this workshop we will work with a traditional Russian supported spindle. Asita will take the spindles with her for use in class. These can also be purchased after the workshop.

Materials: Shetland fleece will be supplied. Students do not need to bring their own supported spindles, but are free to do so if they like. We will work with a traditional Russian supported spindle.

Skills required: Students must have a basic knowledge of hand spinning like drafting and plying. No knowledge of supported spinning is necessary.