Everything a Weaver Needs to Know About Yarn (but is afraid to ask)
EWG members benefited from the knowledge of Master Spinner, Jen Black, in a presentation on October 15, 2018 on Everything a Weaver Needs to Know About Yarn. This session is the first of four, organized by the Master Wannabees Study Group and open to all EWG members.
Sandra, Master Wannabees Study Group Leader welcomed Jen. Jen introduced the basics of how yarn is constructed. She demonstrated spinning a long fibre – silk, a short fibre – cotton, and wool. The participants learned that the amount of twist in a yarn is dependent upon the fibre’s characteristics. A long fibre like silk needs less twist than a short fibre like cotton. She had many samples to illustrate. Jen stressed the importance of weavers understanding the characteristics of the fibre they wish to weave. She answered a list of questions generated by the Master Wannabees and took questions from participants. An informative evening. Thanks Jen!