Title: A Tune-Up for Your Spinning Skills! Create A Unique Spinning Batt and Spin It
Instructor: Leslie Hauck
Workshop Duration: One Day
Date: Saturday October 17, 2015
Location: Visitor Centre, Rocky Harbour
Part A: Refresh and recharge your spinning skills — drafting and plying, then trouble-shooting your finished product — with the goal of a perfectly balanced yarn. Bring along at least 100 grams of fibre of your choice that you want to work with (animal, man-made, or bast/plant fibres, etc.) Part B: Create a fun, exciting, unique batt and spin it using a variety of fibres, colours, and accents provided by instructor.
Level: Intermediate or Advanced.
As a life-long knitter, seamstress, and clothing designer, her love of fibre, colour and textiles has been a continuous thread throughout. But hand spinning grabbed Leslie Hauck through an orangey-pine drop spindle 36 years ago, and has never let go. Utilizing anything that is spinnable from Sable Island pony hair to milkweed pod silk, handling fibers, working with colour and texture, spinning and creating yarns is a passion for Leslie; so, too, is passing on that excitement through demonstrating to the public and teaching students. Teaching and demonstrating for the last 17 years, she opened her Studio space by the sea in Nova Scotia 9 years ago to offer all levels of students a gorgeous natural environment for learning and relaxing ― finding balance in yarn and life.