Fiber Speed Dating with Jill Duarte

About Fiber Speed Dating with Jill Duarte

Explore nine different fiber blends while discussing approaches to spinning different fibers - which drafting methods pair well with particular fiber preps or blends? Should you judge a fiber by your first impression? We will discuss worsted and woolen drafting methods and how they relate to the fiber you spin. Fiber blends will include a variety of different wools, silks, flax, viscose and luxury fibers such as yak, camel and cashmere.

Materials, Equipment, and Supplies the Student Must Bring to Class

A spinning wheel or e-spinner or spindles in good working order with the capability of handling up to 6 ounces of fiber.

Materials Fee (to be paid directly to the instructor) and Kit Description

$25 - includes a Fiber Sampler containing 9 different fiber blends, notecards.



Skill Level

Advanced Beginner: Student should be familiar with their wheel and know how to spin a consistent singles and have plied a yarn.

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Single 3-hour session on Wednesday, May 1, at 1 pm ET.

Class Location

Howard County Arts Council – Conference Room

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Fiber Speed Dating with Jill Duarte
Jill Duarte

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Jill Duarte

    Jill Duarte spends their days geeking out about all things fiber, diving into the nuances of fiber preparation, color, and the act of spinning. As co-owner of HipStrings, Jill is dedicated to the resurgence of modern craft that is based on a foundation of technical and historical knowledge. This approach is reflected in the fiber, yarn and tools they’ve developed and produce. Jill shares their insights as a regular contributor to PLY magazine, with the goal of making the technical aspects of craft accessible to all.

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