Monday August 13th
Twisting and Spinning
This meeting was a practical session! Various members brought equipment for use in twisting fibres to make cords and fibre blends, winding skeins and balls, and making braids.
We had a variety of swifts for using skeins
From left: Aero skein winder; umbrella swift; sunflower swift [click for maker]
Different equipment for twisting [plying] yarns
Twisting yarn stack
Electric spinning wheel
And equipment for winding yarn
Royal jumbo cone winder; with Ashford fringe twister in foreground
And a cord twister
Available from: http://www.annacrutchley.co.uk/
which Pat demonstrated
Members took an active part!
Fran also demonstrated a Lucet, but sadly I didn't get a picture!
Also mentioned in despatches was our beginners' workshop which took place in July: although take up was limited, it was well received by those who managed to attend