Silk Spinning Workshop with Maggie Casey and Double Rainbow Workshop with Jennifer Moore
Shades Of New Mexico
:: Upcoming ::
When: Oct 25, 2018 6:30pm
Location: Raymond Sanchez Community Center
What: Yarn Characteristics by Maggie Casey
The next meeting of the Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers guild is Thursday evening, October 25 at 6:30 at the Raymond Sanchez Community Center, 9800 4th St. NW. Maggie Casey will present a program on the characteristics of yarn. What happens when a garment looks incredible the first few times we wear it and then loses its appeal? It might be your choice of fiber or the way the yarn was spun and plied. We all know that wool felts, cotton is soft and silk is smooth and lustrous but that is only a small part of the picture. Some yarns drape beautifully, some stretch, some pill and some itch. Often we can adapt our design to compensate for a yarn’s shortcomings. Whether you are a spinner, knitter or weaver, knowing a little about a yarn’s properties will increase your chances of success. Maggie Casey is co-0wner of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, CO. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. She teaches spinning, is a skein judge and the author of Start Spinning, Everything you need to know to make Great Yarn—an Interweave Press book. Her DVDs include: Start Spinning, Getting Started on a Drop Spindle and Big and Lofty Yarns.
2018 Las Arañas Schedule
October 25 Maggie Casey. Program to be determined
2 day workshop in "Spinning Silk."
November 8 (a.m.) Jennifer Moore "Textile Adventures in Peru" 2+ day workshop in "Double Rainbow in 4 and 8 shafts"
Most meetings for Las Aranas through will be at the
Raymond Sanchez Community Center 9800 Fourth Street NW
It is located on the east side of Fourth Street a little ways north of the intersection with Alameda.
Raymond Sanchez community center
by Judy Chapman
Needle Felt a Pumpkin - October 2; 10:30—1:30, $40. Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt a Christmas Ornament - October 10; 10:30—1:30, $40. Bring a lunch.
Working with an Armature - Needle Felt a Small Pig
October 16; 10:30—3:30, $85. And October 23; 10:30—3:30, $50. This is planned as a 2-day class; (The 2nd day is optional.) You will receive a foam pad, needles & wool to take home. In day 1 you will build the armature and begin wrapping it with the core wool. We will also cover the basic techniques for the details on the pig. You will complete your core pig over the next week and return on the 23rd (if needed) to implement the final color, address issues & finish your pig. Prior needle felting experience required. Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt a Pumpkin - October 17; 10:30—1:30, $40. Bring a lunch.
Needle Felt a Christmas Ornament - October 30; 10:30—1:30, $40. Bring a lunch.
All classes are at Nob Hill Fabrics. All materials included. Call Judy at (540) 661-2748 to schedule. If you don’t see a class you want or want a different date or time or class in your own home, Contact Judy. Classes can be arranged for a Saturday.
Jazz knitting Class
by Ilisha Helfman Sat, Oct. 13, 10-5, $90.
Jazz knitting is a new way to let the colors in hand-painted yarns define the shape of your knitting. We start with gingko leaves, move to peacocks, sea lettuces, etc. All these shapes are made from a single continuous strand of hand painted yarn and many can appear to have had their tips dipped in dye just from the way you will learn to place the existing colors. Bring a hand-painted yarn (several skeins or balls if possible) there must be a repeat in the color sequence each being about 6” to 8” long. Lace or sock weight yarns using size 0 or 1 double pointed (or circular) needles work best.
This class is at The Yarn Store at Nob Hill. Call the Store at 717-1535 for more info or Go to www.theyarnstoreatnobhill.com for more information and to register.
Advanced Temari Class
by Cathlena Burr Fri
Oct. 19 & Tue, Oct. 23, 1-4:30
This class is for those who have had at least 1 Temari class and would like to try a complex division ball. We will meet for two afternoons in order to learn all the parts. Bring a pre-wrapped ball (and all accoutrements) to class and we will do the gridding in the first class. Cost is $63.73 (includes tax). Contact Cathlena at email@example.com or 264-7969 for info or to sign up.
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