Textured Handspun

Textured Handspun

Taught by Tracy Hudson

July 9, 10:00 am ~ 1:00 pm


Make your hand spun yarn expressive, adventurous and intricate with this intensive class on textured spinning. If you are comfortable making “vanilla” yarn, but want to try new techniques, Tracy will get you started on texture. The class will explore thick & thin, coils, beehives, cocoons, thread-plying, auto-wrap, add-ins, and anything else you want to try. Even if you don’t know what all that means, come and have fun experimenting with creative yarn-making, and bring a wild imagination. The possibilities are endless for making a skein of yarn into a sculptural work of art.

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Tracy Hudson has been spinning since 2005, mostly teaching herself while living overseas. Her work has been featured in Spin Off and PLY Magazine, and she has written for both magazines several times – most recently, “Creating Texture on a Spindle,” for the Autumn 2015 PLY. She can be found as “himalaya” on Ravelry, and her website is www.EineSaite.com

Class fee $50 + materials. Materials for class are available for purchase at BG, and will be discounted 10%.

Students need to know how to spin yarn.

Materials list:

Available at Bazaar Girls

  • 2 oz combed top

  • 1 oz fiber of a different color or type for making cocoons, etc.

  • 1 ball of crochet thread

  • We have 2 spinning wheels available to rent (let us know with plenty of advanced notice if you want to rent a wheel)

  • We also have drop spindles available for purchase

Extras available at BG:

  • threads for auto-wrap – metallic, Perle cotton, regular sewing thread

  • wool or mohair locks

Bring from home:

  • wheel (and/or spindles, if you prefer)

  • extra bobbins

  • Pre-spun singles for building upon would also come in handy, if you don’t want to take the time to spin them during the class.

Extras to bring from home:

  • firestar/angelina (sparkles)

  • beads

  • fabric scraps

Register for this workshop HERE!