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Spin Flora not Fauna

I am very pleased and delighted to hear that my workshop is full for the upcoming AGWSD Summer School 2017. This summer school will be held at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, August 13 – 20, 2017.
The Summer School is hosted by the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, UK and is a bi-annual week long event where participants spend their days working in intensive workshops on their passion. Here is a diary of the AGWSD Summer School 2015.

Kukka Transparency Hand Spun Flax

Kukka Transparency Hand Spun Flax

My week long workshop will focus on handspinning flora not fauna – so plant fibres instead of animal. I will try to cover a number of different plants, depending on what will be available at the time. Spinning fibres such as flax, hemp, soya, banana, bamboo, seaweed, ramie, corn, rose.

Over the coming weeks as I make samples, I will try to write a few preview articles about spinning and working with these new fibres.

Spin Flora – Banana Fibre
How to spin using banana fibre.
Sin Flora – Rose Top

Spin, Weave and Knit with Flora

Spin, Weave and Knit with Flora

Handspinning Books

The Practical Spinner’s Guide – Cotton, Flax, Hemp (Practical Spinner’s Guides)
Spin Flax & Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy

 

Ebay Finds

Soyabean Staple Vegan Spinning Fiber 100 grams soya silk roving sliver - Current price: $5.75

Bleached Flax Top Vegan Spinning Fiber 100 grams Linen roving sliver bast - Current price: $5.50

Soyabean Top Vegan Spinning Fiber 100 grams soya silk viscose roving sliver - Current price: $7.25

Rose Top Vegan Spinning Fiber 100 grams roving sliver viscose - Current price: $9.50

Bamboo Staple Vegan Spinning Fiber 100 grams cellulose - Current price: $6.00

Hemp Top Vegan Spinning Fiber 100 grams bleached roving sliver - Current price: $5.50

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