History of Textile Arts-Spinning and Weaving
CLASS DATE: Sunday, January 16, 2022, 1-5 p.m.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 14 days before workshop
LOCATION: Oil and Cotton
INSTRUCTOR: June Covington
Class size limited to 7 students
World History of Textile Arts: Spinning and Weaving
Let’s work our way through the World History of Textile Arts, with a focus on Spinning and Weaving! There is a world of work in the textile arts and so many ways to transform fibers into fabric. We will sample a wide variety of materials as we create a reference book to keep our notes and projects.
BYZANTINE ERA Working with Linen
We will take advantage of cool, damp days to explore the process of spinning golden flax into linen thread. There will be opportunities to try assorted methods of dressing a distaff for spinning the long fibers with a spindle. Students will take home an ounce of linen and an ounce of tow for practice and experimenting. Bring your wooden Tibetan spindle with you (spindles will be available for purchase for new students).