Draft-O-Rama: Woolen and Worsted Prep and Draft
About Draft-O-Rama: Woolen and Worsted Prep and Draft with Jillian Moreno
Are you new to spinning? Know how to make yarn, but not sure about the difference between woolen and worsted, or even what it means? In this class we’ll explore the mysterious and sometimes daunting world of woolen and worsted. You will learn woolen and worsted drafting techniques, how they are different, how they can be similar and what is the key factor for each one. Working with fiber from your stash you'll learn how to make each draft work in sync with the fiber and preparation you have, and what type of yarn you can expect.
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
A wheel in good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy Kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. Combed top in a fiber and color you love to spin.
If you can spin a continuous thread and have made a 2-ply yarn (even one time) this class is for you
Single session on Monday, April 26, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Jillian Moreno, author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture: A Knitter’s Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want, can’t stop writing and teaching about spinning and using handspun. She is passionate about exploring the structure of yarn and color, and using them in an intentional way in knitting, stitching, and weaving. She enthusiastically encourages her students to feel confidence and joy making and using their handspun, even if it means singing and dancing in class. When she’s at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she can be found wantonly basking in her stash and working on her next book.
How It Works
Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.