Blending Alluring Silk Rolags and Sliver

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Handspinning silk zoom workshop with Kim Mckenna

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This three-and-a-half hour on-line Zoom workshop is hosted by Sanjo Silk and The Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island, B.C. Thanks to Diana Sanderson’s panache for colour and dyeing expertise as well as Sanjo Silk’s exquisite taste in sourcing quality fibre, you will be working with beautiful Bombyx Mawata and Nefa silks, custom dyed especially for this event. Your blending adventure will explore the use of colour and texture using your blending board or hand cards to create exquisite one-of-a-kind rolags and sliver. Although spinning wheels are not be required for this workshop, Kim will share tips for spinning these beautiful fibre preparations into your choice of either smooth or textured yarns. Kim will also demonstrate how to make your own colourful neps which add great pops of colour and texture in blends.

$100 workshop fee includes materials supplied in the workshop which retail at $50 and include custom-dyed Bombyx Mawata (40g), custom-dyed Bombyx Nefa (40g) and approximately 60 grams of Ashford dyed-in-the-wool Merino.

This class is for adventuresome souls. The colourway package you receive will be luck of the draw as we are not able to accommodate special requests for colours.

Along with your materials, you will be receiving a coupon from Sanjo Silk Ltd. for 10% off your next fibre or yarn purchase. Please be sure to include your email address, mailing address and phone number in all communications. Closer to the time of the class, an email with additional information and access code to the zoom on-line class will be sent to the email address you include.

Note: Eventbrite calendar reminders, do not require any response on your part.

Important Shipping Note:

Please contact Diana as soon as possible to let her know if you will be picking your materials up at The Silk Weaving Studio on Granville Island or if you require your materials to be shipped silkweavediana@gmail.com

Materials will be shipped 3 weeks prior to the workshop. Shipping Cost is $15 within Canada and $20 to USA. Materials will be shipped by March 26th at the latest.

Equipment List: Note: The Silk Weaving Studio is an Ashford Retailer and is offering a 10% discount to anyone wishing to purchase equipment for this workshop. To enquire or order please email silkweavediana@gmail.com

• Hand cards and/or Blending board. Even if you will be using a blending board, handcards are useful for carding some fibres prior to adding them to the blending board.

• Two dowels approximately ½” in diameter, which extend approximately 7.5” beyond the carding cloth. Note: This is included in Ashford’s Blending Board Kit.

• Blending brush or dog brush. Note: Blending brush is included in Ashford’s Blending Board Kit.

· Optional…stiff bristle brush the width of the carding cloth. i.e. wallpaper brush.

· Diz. Please do not worry If you do not own a diz. You can still create rolags, just not sliver.

· Scissors and supplies needed for note taking, labelling and keeping your samples in order. Suggestions: Permanent marker, highlighter, pen or pencil, note paper or index cards, ruler, baggies for samples

· Optional….if you have leftover bits or bobs of sliver, roving or tops in your stash, you may wish to have them available to extend your colour range.

Registration closing date: March 26th, 2021

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