Fiber days with Coast Mountain Academy – day 1

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Back in December, Ryan Barfoot of Coast Mountain Academy (CMA) approached TTPR to see if we were interested in doing some hands-on sessions with the students on various self-reliance / sustainability topics. We said Yes, of course, and on Tuesday and Wednesday Feb 21 and 22 we held the first sessions – two afternoons of carding, spinning, dying, weaving, knitting and crocheting.

Many thanks are due to:

  • The fiber folks who came and shared their time, skills and equipment with the students: Fran, Danika, Kevin, Val, Joanne and Johanna
  • The Fine Arts Association for allowing us to use the clubhouse at Timberlane on Tuesday
  • Great Balls of Wool and the ladies at the Loopy Lounge for donations of needles and yarn
Students on Tuesday used hand carders and a drum carder to prepare washed and dyed fleece. Carded fleece (both pre-prepared and carded at this session) was spun using drop spindles and a spinning wheel. Skeins of pre-spun wool were dyed using food coloring.

February 24, 2012 · TTPR · No Comments
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