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Spinning Fibers: An Introduction: Unplugged XI Mini-Course

Course Overview

Humans have been spinning fibers for thousands of years. Rope, cording, yarn, thread all begin with spinning a fiber. In this mini-course we will explore some of these fibers and the tools used from the spindle to the "modern" spinning wheel (invented about 1500). So if you ever wanted to try your hand at spinning, this is your chance. We will begin with wool and look at other fibers too: cotton, flax, mohair, alpaca and modern fibers from corn, soy and bamboo (yes, we have tried everything!). Get behind the (spinning) wheel and gain a whole new appreciation for this ancient craft.

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