Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Spinning to Weave - tips and tricks for success

Nina Bates

Equipment List

Spinning wheel with several bobbins

ball winder or andean plying knowledge

a small niddy noddy might be useful but probably not necessary
Pencil/pen
Tapestry needle, scissors, wpi gauge or ruler
Foam core or sturdy card stock cut into 4in x 4 in or 4in x 5 in squares (3 or 4)

Workshop Description

Weaving with your handspun yarns is satisfying. Whether you are using up your odd skeins or spinning for a specific project, there are many ways to help pave the way for your success.

Teacher Bio

Nina Bates received her Master Spinner Certificate with Distinction from Olds College. Before that, she was a self taught spinner, and a weaver who refused to accept that you couldn't do something with her handspun modernly, even if it was a “lost technique”, no longer feasible, or something which could cause me disappointment if it didn't work out. After 20 some years of spinning and 17 plus years of weaving, her experience has shown her that it's not rocket science and with a bit of sampling and planning, you can accomplish most weaving tasks with handspun yarn, both singles and plied.

Fibre List

This workshop does not require a specific kit. You are welcome to source the materials from your stash or local fibre supplier.

Roving/Sliver (natural or lighter colours work best)
Use bits and pieces from your stash and at least several different types

- merino or something shortish suitable for long draw

-Flax - commercial flax roving is fine. Hemp or ramie could work as well.

-BFL or a medium to longer fibre

- shetland, finn, or whatever other fleece/fibres that you have on hand to play with

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Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.

Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Code of Behaviour

The Ontario Handspinning Seminar strives to promote and establish a safe, respectful and positive atmosphere:

  • for shared knowledge

  • for respect of ideas, cultures and values

  • in a common space for learning

 

We also respect the policies of the facilities where we hold the Ontario Handspinning Seminar and the support services that make this annual event a success.