This workshop will teach participants how to prepare and spin raw wool into warm, delightful and beautiful skeins of yarn, ready to knit or weave. History of handspinning and use of different fibers will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the history and use of Navajo-Churro wool, which was brought here by Don Juan de Onate in 1598.
Learning in the traditional way of spinning, participants will also hear special stories and songs connected to the materials and seasons of this ancient craft. First we start off by carding the wool with hand cards..then carefully learning how to twist and turn the spindle to make the yarn longer and longer yet. How to wash the final product will be discussed as will dyeing and the various plants, flowers and roots used in history to create the palette of colors that are so loved.
The workshop will be taught by Liane Brown a native Santa Fean who has turned her life-long love of spinning and weaving into creatively designed products that are softer than imagined.
By learning how to spin a yarn that can be used later in a special handmade project or gift, takes a person beyond the magic of the Southwest and creates a memory forever. Truly a lasting memory of Santa Fe.
So come join us in beautiful downtown Santa Fe for an afternoon of history, spinning, and fun. Come and learn a Heritage Craft–Spinning Yarn!
Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am to 1pm (can accommodate)
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Santa Fe Buffalo Designs