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Spinning… because knitting isn’t weird enough –Lisa Smith @ SOGALO15 2015-01-24

How to make your own yarn.

I’ll be demonstrating how to prepare and spin natural fibers including different breeds of sheeps wool, angora and mohair into yarn using a spinning wheel. I’ll also show items that can be knitted or woven from your own handspun yarns.

Lisa Smith is an avid sock knitter who one day decided to learn to spin her own sock yarn. This adventure eventually led to the purchase of Smokey, her hillbilly French angora rabbit, numerous sheep fleeces and a houseful of fuzz. Her blog is www.lisathemom.com.

Come hear Lisa at South Georgia Growing Local 2015, January 24th 2015, Pine Grove Middle School, near Valdosta, in Lowndes County Georgia.


From Fabulous Natural Fibers to Flamboyant Fabric: the craft and art of hand spinning and weaving –Amy Brown

Amy Brown will talk about making fibers into fabric at South Georgia Growing Local 2014:

This lecture/ workshop will explore making yarn, thread, and cloth. Preparing the natural fiber, the hand spinning process, and  weaving will be demonstrated. There will be a  hands-on introduction to many different natural fibers  and a discussion of their individual characteristics which may be used to enhance a final cloth. A few spindles and wool will be available if you would like to try out what you have learned .  Inexpensive spinning and weaving tools that are easy to make will be discussed so you can get spinning and weaving right away.  Though the emphasis in this hour and a half is on spinning for weaving, discussion will also include spinning for knitting, crocheting, lacemaking, embroidery, and sewing. Come and join us and learn to turn your cotton fields, pet hair, sheep wool, and other fabulous fibers into unique cloth that your friends will admire. 

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