205 Burwood Road, Burwood
SS12 Spinning Bast Fibres with Wendy Campbell
$95 ($115 non-members)
One-day course: Friday, 12 January 2018
at Guild Rooms, Burwood
Flax (linen), Hemp and Ramie are all ancient fibres made by stripping away the outer cellulose from plant stems to expose the long bast fibres within. The fibres are usually available in combed-top form now, but the best flax, with fibres in excess of 45 cms, is line flax still in a strick and spun from a distaff. We will look briefly at the history of these fibres and their uses, and then experiment with their spinning.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner and beyond: not suitable for beginners. This course will benefit spinners working towards the CCHS.
Equipment: Spinning wheel and bobbins
Materials: Provided. fee TBA
Link: Guild classes