Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild is pleased to announce a workshop with Patsy Z (Zawistoski) on Spinning Flax, Hemp, Ramie, Bamboo & Tencel. Learn to dress, spin, balance, and ply these cellulose fibers to get a beautiful yarn.
Flax is a classic fiber, albeit very different than wool. It’ll easily become another joy of spinning after you learn new techniques to manage its particular characteristics. This class teaches you quick ways to dress a distaff with long-line flax, wet-spin line or roving, and scour finished yarns. While fibers are provided, you’ll bring a spinning wheel or medium-weight spindle.
March 18-19, 2017, 9AM – 4PM at Richfield Fellowship Hall, 3909 Broadview Rd. Richfield, OH 44286.
Cost $150 ($170 non-members) – materials fee TBA
Open to other guilds after Jan 30, 2017
Flyer available here
For the first day of Spinzilla we gathered at Nancy’s house. We moved from the porch to the drive when the sun moved and it started to get cooler.
The bobbins are filling up.
Hale Farm And The Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild Blanket Project
A new blanket for the hired hand at Hale Farm’s Goldsmith House is being planned and we would love for guild members to be a part of this project, using wool roving provided by Hale Farm. The wool will be spun into a designated-size single yarn by guild members and then woven into a blanket at Hale Farm. The woven blanket is inspired by a blanket woven by Mary Ann Alexander Parks from Tennessee. Her blanket is one of many beautiful pieces in the book, “of Coverlets” by Sadye Tuen Wilson and Doris Finch Kennedy as part of the Tennessee Textile History project.
Blanket Project Spin-In
On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2
,guild members are invited to come to Hale Farm for a spin-in at the Hale House, during which time you can spin wool for the blanket project. Contact Becky Monegan if you plan to attend so that your name will be on the volunteer list at the Gatehouse ticket counter. Hale Farm is open from 10:00-5:00
both days. You may come and spin at your convenience during the two days. Becky’s contact info is 330-920-1448
If you can not come to the Spin-In but would like to participate in the project, bags of roving will be available at the October guild meeting.