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Trashy Yarns

This class was taught at the 2016 Snake River Fiber Fair. This page is provided for informational purposes only.

Trashy Yarns taught by Lonna Alexander-Steele

Student must be able to spin a continuous yarn and understand the workings of the wheel they will use in class.

Have you ever thought “What a pity I don’t have a use for all those bits and pieces of trimmed yarn, fabric and threads from my craft projects. Such a shame to just toss them away.”?

This class will discuss how to reuse and recycle fibers from thrums, embroidery clippings, second hand store finds and serger trash bag contents to produce unique and fun yarns.

We will learn how to prepare the fibers for use in the production of several types of trashy yarns and discuss how to ensure the finished yarns are cohesive and what may need to be done to make them useable.

Students should bring a spinning wheel, several bobbins, all accessories, oil and a kate if you have one. Any spun singles that you have, second hand store yarns and threats Note taking materials and labeling materials may be needed. Scissors to cut up “trash”.

Lonna will bring some roving, singles, core threads, samples, an extra spinning wheel and tools, some finish threads inclusive of metallic’s and novelties, trashy batts and other bits for spinning.