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Hands-on - CANCELLED

  • March 28, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Scott Manor House, Bedford

How Do I Draft Thee? Let me count the ways...

Do you spin one yarn, one way, all the time? Be adventurous and learn some new ways to draft your fibre to produce yarn with different characteristics better suited to your knitting or weaving. Join Heather Thorne at Scott Manor House in Bedford on March 28th, from 10am-2pm for a workshop that will explore different methods of drafting, when it is appropriate to use them, and wool preparations best suited for them. The workshop will cover the follow techniques:

  • Short forward draw/draft
  • Short backward draw
  • Traditional long draw
  • Point of contact (sometimes called American long draw or unsupported long draw),
  • Spinning from the fold


  • Hand cards if you have them
  • Wool Combs if you have them
  •  Flick carder or dog comb if you have them
  • Niddy-noddy if you have one
  • A dozen index cards or pieces of card for labels for skeins, pen, cotton to tie skeins
  • Spinning wheel, oiled and ready for spinning with three empty bobbins!

The cost is $10, which includes the wool needed for the class. 
Registration is limited to 8 participants; please register with Heather Thorne by replying to this message.

If you won’t be joining us for the workshop, please remember that Fibre Day happens at the same time, same place, different room. Please join us and bring your latest fibre project.

Remember to bring your lunch. Tea and coffee are provided

Atlantic Spinners and Handweavers

c/o 1747 Summer Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3A6

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