Leslie Hauck: Experience The Exotic! Exotic Fibre spinning and Creating Novelty Yarns

Title:Experience The Exotic!  Exotic Fibre spinning and Creating Novelty YarnDSC_0812sDSC_0803
Instructor: Leslie Hauck
Workshop Duration: One Day
Date: Sunday October 18, 2015
Location: Visitor Centre, Rocky Harbour

An adventure for advanced spinners into exotic fibres like silks, mohair, qiviut, flax, cotton,  cashmere, Llama, alpaca, camel, bamboo and other viscose fibres, Icelandic, yak, angora…Then, putting them together with novelty techniques like tufting, core spinning, wrapping, boucle.



Leslie Hauck


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.