Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks

Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks

45.00

Saturday Afternoon 1-4.

Handspun socks can be a joy to knit and wear. Understanding how fiber, yarn design, and knitted gauge intersect will help you create socks that feel better and last longer. We will spin a variety of fibers, talk about how to make the best use of each fiber's unique characteristics, and how preparation impacts the yarns we make. Bring your needles, try a few unusual cast-ons, and check out some creative mending techniques.

Instructor: Kate Larson

Materials Fee: $10 (payable to to instructor day of class).
Includes a variety of fibers, handouts, and recordkeeping materials.

What to bring: A spindle or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. Optional: Double pointed needles in US #3.

Capacity: 15

Instructor Biography: Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in soil chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches handspinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate is the editor of Spin Off and author of The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and several videos, including How to Make Yarn to Knit (Interweave, 2016). Follow her woolly adventures at KateLarsonTextiles.com.

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