10 Jun 2010 Spinning Workshop w/ Jamie Chan and Blas Herrera
Join husband and wife team Jamie Chan and Blas Herrera of Urban Fauna Studio and learn how to spin custom yarn and more! During this workshop you will learn how to prepare wool from raw fleece and spin yarn on a cd drop spindle, which you will make yourself. You’ll also learn how to spin fun novelty yarns with commercially made yarns and thread from SCRAP! If there is time, Jamie and Blas will also have on hand one of their own spinning wheels for you to try out. Learning to spin yarn will enable you to create custom yarns that you can use in a variety of projects. You’ll leave this workshop with finished yarn for use in your own creations.
About Jamie and Blas
Jamie and Blas have been working in fiber arts for over five years. Their art consists of spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving and dyeing natural fibers for their work. They are passionate about seeking creativity in people and enjoy sharing their love of fiber and handcrafts. Through combined experience of 15 years in retail sales and 10+ years in education, they have created an intimate space at Urban Fauna Studio where people can be free to explore the fiber arts with tools and supplies that support local and earth friendly business. Here is what they have to say about SCRAP, “SCRAP is a treasure trove of inspiration. Every time I visit, there is something new and projects displayed that inspire me to look at my supplies in a different ways! We’re very excited to come to Scrap next and look at what fun materials we can spin into a SCRAP-y yarn!”