~Gemini Fibres Workshop Schedule Spring 2011 ~ 5062 Mount Albert Road, Mount Albert ON L0G 1M0 1-800-564-9665 firstname.lastname@example.org All Workshops are held at Gemini Fibres. Registration is limited - Reserve your spot by calling or emailing with your mastercard or visa. Refunds will be given only in the event of class cancellation. Bonus: Workshop participants will enjoy a 10% discount on in-stock purchases made the day of the workshop. Beginning Spindle Spinning Introduction to Spinning Cotton Beginning Spinning on the Wheel with Wendy Whelan on the Wheel with Wendy Whelan We live in a modern, high-tech world with Wendy Whelan Begin spinning your own yarn. These but a growing number of people are Spend the day learning to spin this topics & more will be covered: know learning the ancient art of spindle amazing fibre. We will explore your wheel, prepare it for spinning; spinning. Why? Spindle spinning is preparation methods, such as drafting techniques using prepared affordable, portable & fun, especially preparing cotton bolls, making punis, sliver; controlling twist; a simple hand when learning on the quality, well- using commercial roving. Different plyback technique for sampling will balanced Forrester spindles. Wendy drafting styles will be discussed, as be taught, and plying from two will guide you through the process of well as blending techniques with other bobbins; yarn consistency; making making yarn & discuss the history of fibres, plying techniques. This skeins, washing & blocking. spindles. No experience is required. course requires spinning experience. Dates: Saturday, April 9th Dates: Sunday, April 10th Bring your wheel and the smallest OR Sunday, May 29th OR Saturday, May 7th whorl you have as well as Cotton or Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Louet extra-fine hand carders if you Bring: Lunch. Spinning wheel, Bring: Lunch have them. Some carders will be apron, wheel oil, extra bobbins Fee: $60.00 (plus HST) available for use in class. There will Fee: $60.00 (plus HST) Materials & use of spindle included. be a small materials fee in addition to Materials included the course fee. If you don’t have a wheel, let us know Date: Saturday, May 28th and you can borrow one for the day. Time: 9:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. Fee: $60.00 (+ HST) Materials extra Spinning Wheel – Beyond the Basics Bring: Lunch. Spinning wheel, with Wendy Whelan spindle, carders and other related You can make a continuous thread, equipment. but you’d like more out of your Prerequisite: Spinning experience spinning? Spend a day and explore techniques and tips to make a more consistent yarn. Learn the skills you need to make your wheel work for you. Controlling twist, understanding “Spin-in” Event grist of yarn, use of the McMorran Spindling - The Next Level Come and spend the day spinning and balance and different drafting styles with Wendy Whelan chatting with other spinners, sharing and plying techniques will be covered. If you enjoyed learning to use the ideas and techniques. There is no Spinning for end use will also be incredibly productive high whorl charge to participate but a call to let us addressed. This class is suitable for spindle, let's take it to the next level. know you’ll be attending is anyone with some spinning experience We'll explore how to get more out of appreciated. Bring your wheel or or as a refresher course. your spindle spinning, different plying spindle and other equipment as techniques, tools available to Date: Saturday, June 18th desired. Don’t forget a lunch. spindlers, tips & tricks to expand your Time: 9:30a.m. - 2:30p.m. enjoyment of this portable spinning Date: Sunday, June 26th Bring: Lunch. Spinning wheel, method. Planning a spindle project & Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. carders & related equipment. working with handpainted commercial Bring: Lunch, & spinning equipment Fee: $60.00 (+ HST) Materials extra roving will be discussed. High whorl spindle spinning experience required. Forrester spindles will be available for class use, or you may bring your own Kromski high whorl spindle to use. Fantasia Wheel Date: Saturday, June 25th Time: 9:30a.m. - 3:00p.m. Bring: Lunch. Spindle & equipment. Fee: $60.00 (+ HST) Materials included See over for more Prerequisite: Spindling experience workshops….. Carding, Combing & Colour Introduction to Wet-Felting with Wendy Whelan with Jane Altobelli Spend a day learning the proper use of Learn the basics of wet-felting while handcarders and handheld combs creating an ornamental cuff and a while you create a 12-step colour unique tapestry which can later be wheel. We’ll explore colour blending embellished or hand or machine using 3 primary colours of Corriedale embroidered and beaded. The cuff will Top. Correct carding & combing be made in the morning to teach you techniques will add dimension to your the basics of wet felting and in the spinning while you gain experience in afternoon we will tackle a small how colours interact. Use your tapestry using the skills learned in the imagination to build your own fibre morning. Felt comes to life when it is colour palette without the use of dyes. embellished with embroidery thread If you have carders and/or mini combs and glass beads. The tapestry does not Enjoy a day at Gemini Fibres in a bring them with you. There will be have to be a "picture", just colours and beautiful rural setting while some equipment available for class shapes that appeal to you. Felt is an expanding your knowledge. use. Some spinning experience would exciting medium to work with and you be helpful, but this is primarily a fibre will discover that it has no limits for Gemini Fibres is located at 5062 preparation class. Students will have a your creativity. Mount Albert Road just outside of choice of warm (painters) or cool the town of Mount Albert. (printers) palette in which to work. Date: Sunday, June 5th Time: 9:30am - 3:00pm First driveway west of Highway #48 Dates: Sunday, March 27th Bring: Lunch, large fancy button, on Mount Albert Road (York Road OR Saturday, June 4th glass beads, photographs for #13) / north/east of Newmarket. Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. inspiration, two large towels Bring: hand carders and/or combs (if and a hand towel NOTE: Stuff happens and have), Lunch Fee: $60.00(+HST) Materials extra things change. We know that Fee: $60.00(+HST) Materials extra many customers travel a distance to visit our shop. If you’re planning a “road trip” outside of our regular Monday to Thursday Shop Hours, please call to be sure we will be here for you. Thanks!