Description: The blending board is truly a fun, space-efficient, and cost-effective tool for the hand spinner who enjoys spinning from rolags. If you are new to blending boards or your board is languishing on a closet shelf, this class is for you! You'll learn:
- what you should and should not expect from your blending board (a lot more than you may think!),
- simple, household items you can use to make the most of this type of blending, and
- the best order of layering your materials.
Then, with your newfound knowledge, you'll create both smooth and textured rolags. You will leave with plenty of rolags to spin, more confidence in your rolag-making skills, and a whole new respect and appreciation for your blending board!
Instructor, Debbie Held, is a journalist, turned wool junkie. In 2015, she merged her passion for handspinning with her career in writing, and today she writes the bi-weekly online Interweave spinning column, Her Handspun Habit, in addition to recurring articles for Spin Off magazine. Debbie also contributes her know-how to PLY magazine and the Schacht Spindle Company e-news blog and to other, behind-the-scenes, industry-related copy. She has written on topics ranging from blending board best practices to the history of Acadian Brown Cotton but is best known for her Spin Off article about Combination Spinning.
# of Participants: 5 - 10
Experience Level: Very basic spinning knowledge.
Required/Optional Supplies: Blending board plus the dowels and the brush(es) used with it. NOTE: There will be a limited number of blending boards available for purchase at the class. Please email in advance if you'd like to reserve a board.
Supply Fee: $12, payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.
Cost: $32 for individual SEFAA members; $38 for non-members.
Questions? Please email email@example.com or call 678-235-4328.