Let's Look at Long Draw Spinning Part 1 - Fiber Prep

About Let's Look at Long Draw Spinning Part 1 - Fiber Prep

The key to stress-free long draw spinning is preparing your fibres for effortless drafting. There are several ways we can prepare fibres for this style of spinning and this lecture/demonstration session will explain the pros and cons of each style of preparation. After discussing fibre selection for successful long draw yarns, we will explore methods for making spinning preparations using hand cards and drum carders as well as adapting commercially prepared fibres for easier long draw drafting.

Participants are encouraged to follow along with the fibre preparation exercises at home in preparation for Part Two, Long Draw Drafting on May 19, 2024.

The capacity for this class is 50 students.

Class Materials

- Hand cards (any style)
- Washed wool fibres, suggested breeds include Suffolk, Tunis, Rambouillet, Cheviot, or Merino
- OR commercially prepared spinning fibres from those breeds
- A drum carder is optional, if you have one
- Materials for note taking (pen or pencil, notebook)

Age Range

Teens and Adults

Skill Level

Beginner - Some experience spinning, and able to spin a continuous thread.

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Single 2-hour session on Saturday, May 18, at 1 pm ET | 10 am PT | 17:00 UTC.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recording of the class.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Let's Look at Long Draw Spinning Part 1 - Fiber Prep
Michelle Boyd

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Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd

Michelle Boyd is a Master Spinner, weaver, and writer who lives in Olds, Alberta, which is located in the Treaty Seven region of Canada. She has been teaching spinning for twenty years, including twelve years as an instructor for the Olds College Master Spinner Program.

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

MAFA - The MidAtlantic Fiber Association

The MidAtlantic Fiber Association (MAFA) represents and supports a community of fiber arts guilds in the greater Mid-Atlantic region.

About Lessonface, PBC

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