SAIPUA Fiber Series: SPINNING - July 23

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SAIPUA Fiber Series: SPINNING - July 23

220.00

Instructor: Owyn Ruck, Co-founder and director of the Textile Arts Center and adjunct faculty at Parsons.

Our Spinning class is the first in a series of three fiber classes that explores the cycles and relationships between plants, animals, the creative process and product. Making with our hands is a means of expression inspired by an essential creative energy innate to every human. Fibers we spin and threads we weave become markers of time, place, and identity and allow us an immediate creative outlet, deepening an unspoken connection to the objects and materials at hand. In process, we find a balance between the spiritual and physical, an embodiment of creative thought and an avenue for connection.

Using fresh roving from World’s End, this class will explore the fundamentals of fiber processing: the cycle of light to plant to animal, how fleece is harvested and cared for, how fibers react and can be used. We will learn to spin our own yarn on a drop spindle -- one of man’s oldest tools for creating. All students will walk away with their own drop spindle, first skein of yarn, and plenty of roving to keep spinning at home.

Each class can stand alone, or be taken in succession-- following the fiber from World’s End sheep through processing, spinning, dyeing, and weaving. Refreshments will be served.

July 23, 2017 | Sunday from 1PM to 5PM

Limited to 15 participants; no experience or knowledge necessary. All materials provided.

Location: SAIPUA Studio, 177 Dwight St. Brooklyn

Tickets are final sale and non-refundable. Price includes 8.875% NY state sales tax.

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