Susan's love of flax began in 1982 after reading articles on the subject in The Weaver's Journal, Fall 1982 issue. Mary A. Chase wrote about Flax Processing, and being an avid gardener, Susan instantly searched for flax seeds to grow the following Spring. Susan also discovered that nearby Hungarian neighbors were raising and processing flax annually. There was no turning back ... the rest, as they say, is history.
The curriculum for this fun and legend filled class will include:
· A 17-minute film on flax processing created by the Conovers
· Exploring line Strick for a finer yarn
· Dressing various configurations of distaves
· Spinning singles
· Scouring your skeins
· Yarn counts
Participants should bring their own treadle wheel in good working order; single drive, double drive, flyer lead or bobbin lead are all acceptable. One bobbin is all that is required, preferably of a standard ratio. Please do not bring a wheel with a hooked orifice, jumbo bobbin or WooLee winder. If you have a distaff, bring it to class. A small hand towel would be great to catch water drips. Susan will provide all fibers, water pots, chair/floor distaves and class handouts.