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Spinning the Luxury Fibers!

Course Overview

Silk, cashmere, yak, alpaca, mohair–all fibers that have been coveted around the world for centuries! Learn to spin them all as you explore the ins and outs of the more exotic fibers. In this class, students will blend a variety of these fibers with wool and also spin them by themselves. There will be extensive discussions on the characteristics of these fibers, how best to spin them, and the most appropriate uses for them in making an article of clothing. Students will use alpaca, llama, mohair, angora rabbit, dog, and cat as well as downy fibers like cashmere, yak, or quiviet. Take home information handouts on the fibers and many hand-spun samples. Students should have some experience spinning.

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