Spinning Retreat March 10 - 2pm to 5pm spinning Boucles

Sarah Anderson: 

Saturday 1am-4:30pm March 10 2018

Spinning Boucle Yarns (3 hours)
$60

The word boucle comes from the French boucler, which means “to buckle, curl, or bulge.” With a core, looping ply, and binder, the boucle technique offers a multitude of variations. In this class, you’ll learn the basic steps in making a classic boucle along with some interesting variations.

Student level: Students should be comfortable with their wheel and able to spin a continuous singles (successfully get a thread onto the bobbin).

Bring to class: Spinning wheel in working condition, lazy kate and 3 bobbins. Optional - scissors, note taking materials, labels for sample skeins, chocolate (optional but always a good idea) and anything else you think you may need or want.

Homework: In the week or two before class, spend a little time every day spinning with the wheel you plan to use in class. It will warm you up (and you will also work out any glitches with the wheel).

 

Boucle:
$7 per student- I'll bring core and binder yarns, mohair top, some fat commercial singles (for a special type of boucle) and color handout
Students should bring 1-2 ounces of any fiber of their choosing. (something colored is nice for the spiral boucle) They may want to bring something fine like Merino 
They should have a working wheel with 3 bobbins and a kate