For the first class I am teaching in June, 2 hours long, I hope to mention how eco-friendly wool is (sheep are not harmed in shearing); and cover some aspects of color theory while emphasizing that this is only the beginning of our wool journey not the end by any stretch of the imagination. Since I am also planning on the students dyeing some wool and having a blast this is a lot to cover in just 2 hours. A lot of preparation has gone into this class, so wish me luck!
I know, I have not updated in way too long. Things have been moving and shaking in my crafting world. I have had a lot of fun keeping up with my spinning, I cannot spin every day but those days that I do I really enjoy.
I’ve been given the opportunity of a lifetime this summer, I will be holding weekly crafting classes at the public library I work at. It is an amazing opportunity to introduce wool to my community and help them discover the different ways that they can create their own clothing, starting their design process from the fiber up. It has been a blast getting everything together for these classes and figuring out what I will be teaching each class. Unfortunately this has not left me a lot of time for updating my blogs. I”ll work on that.
A lot of the equipment needed/desired for fiber arts is quite expensive. Part of this is exclusivity, supply and demand, and people into the fiber arts are willing to pay for quality. However there are a lot of plans for free/less expensive versions of equipment also.
I created my own warping board, following plans from interweave press, out of pvc. I love it, I did have to glue each joint together so it would stop slipping, but that was my only set back. Now I am turning my sights to Wool Combs and Hackles. I do have a slicing tool coming in the mail, it is made out of metal so I have high hopes for it. If that should fail, I found these plans on the internet: