Spinning the Orenburg Way

October 5th-3 hours(9:00-noon)

Classroom Location: SOMOS Rm. B, 108 Civic Plaza Drive, Taos, NM 87571

Spinning the Orenburg Way Workshop Description: Come join renowned lace knitting and handspinning instructor Galina Khmeleva as she introduces you to the magical handspinning techniques of Russian knitters that ultimately result in the creation of arguably the most luxurious shawls and scarves found in the knitting universe. In this workshop, the emphasis will be on the spinning of luxury fibers, ie. cashmere, quiviut, pygora buffalo etc...and the significance of gauging the proper thickness and length of these fibers, while learning the more economical use of luxury fibers, helping to conserve precious yardage (via supported spindle)

Skill Level: Beginner

Some spinning experience would be helpful

Instructor Galena A. Khmeleva

$5 materials fee, includes: Assortment of luxury fibers and the use of Russian-style supported spindles - handouts

Students need to bring: note-taking materials, basic kitchen towel

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