Tatting is a very old method from the 17th century used to create lace. It uses a combination of loops, chains,and knots. It can be used to make doilies, lace edgings, earrings, and other decorative items. In this class we will learn some basic techniques used in this craft. You will receive your own shuttle which will be used in this class and will be yours to take home with you. White thread will be provided by the instructor. If you would like to use other colors you may bring your own thread which should be cotton crochet thread in 10, 20, or 30 weight.
Beginning Spinning With a Drop Spindle
Learn a traditional technique of using a top whorl drop spindle to spin wool. You will also learn how to card wool, care instructions for the wool, and learn about other tools used for spinning wool. Each student will receive a drop spindle to take home with them. Bring a bag or container to take your new treasures home in. The instructor will provide all of the other needed supplies and wool for the class. Please wear clothes that can get dirty.
Gail Johnson lives in Fergus Falls, MN. She grew up in a musical family and has embraced folk music and dance. She also enjoys many of the fiber arts including bobbing lace, tatting, spinning and knitting. She has many years of experience in teaching classes and workshops on bobbin lace, tatting and knitting. She also teaches classes in mountain dulcimer, beginning bagpipe and clogging.
Supplies: Included in the price of the class
Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Registration Closes: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am –3:30 pm
Lunch will be prepared in the Leaning Silo kitchen and served from Noon-1:00 and is included in the cost of the class.