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Gretchen Cowie: Spinning and Plying

July 6 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Part 2 of 3 part series taking raw wool to a finished product.

Spinning and Plying: see what it takes to go from fiber roving to yarn. We will look at all the different tools one uses to take you from fiber roving to a yarn. Using wheels and drop spindles to learn how to spin a single thread. Then take our singles and learn the proper methods for plying to make yarn.

Part 3: July 13th noon-3:30pm Yarn finishing and weaving. After you have made a yarn, it is time to finish it, making it a perfect skein of yarn. Learn how to wet finish yarn. We will also look at what local plants could be used for naturally dying yarn. There will also be a weaving demonstration and  hands on experience weaving.

Funded by a Community Arts Grant. The Community Arts Grants program is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered in Allegany and Wyoming counties by the Arts Council for Wyoming County. 

Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Organizer

Castile Historical Society
Phone
(585) 493-5370
Email
castilehistorical@gmail.com
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Venue

Castile Historical House Museum
17 Park Rd East
Castile, NY 14427 United States
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