Spin Flora not Fauna

Spin Flora Samples

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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.
Spin 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
The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being A Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinions On the Noble Art & Craft

Bamboo Roving Fibre Top Vegan Spinning Needle Felting Doll Hair 25 gr Brown

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Mint Roving Fibre Top Vegan Spinning Needle Felting Doll Hair 25 gr Beige

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Bamboo Roving Fibre Top Vegan Spinning Needle Felting Doll Hair 25 gr Green

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Seacell Roving Fibre Top Vegan Spinning Needle Felting Doll Hair 25 gr White

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Dyed Flax Combed Top Roving fibre 25 grams Turquoise Bue Vegan Spin Needle Felt

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Fiber Wool Combs Carders Spinning Wheel

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Electric spinning wheel wooden Handmade New Yarn vintage

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Author: Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about tradtional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi