Charan Sachar's Daedalus Retreat Classes

Core Spinning and Autowrap

3 hours $30 materials fee

This class will cover the basics of core spinning with batts. Students will explore the ways of core spinning to make thick, airy, puffy yarns and also how to make neater and smoother core-spun yarns.


We will look into enhancing your core spun with auto wrap thread and the effects it creates by auto wrapping in different stages of spinning.


Level of Spinning: Students should be able to spin a continuous thread and make a plied yarn. Additionally, students should be familiar with the wheel they bring and how it operates.


Students should bring:

  • Wheel with a large orifice of 1/2" or more to accommodate textured yarns (Magpies will be available to rent)

  • At least 3 bobbins

  • Lazy kate

  • Niddy noddy

  • Any additional spinning tools you prefer.

Supplies Provided by Instructor: Art batts, core yarn, ply thread, and autowrap thread

Stacks

3 hours $25 materials fee

This class will focus on a plying technique for creating stacks that give the appearance of beads. We will explore ways to spin your singles with pops of color and texture using contrasting colors, sections of fiber fluff, and beads, then trapping them in the stacks during the plying process.


Level of Spinning: Students should be able to spin a continuous thread and make a plied yarn. Additionally, students should be familiar with the wheel they bring and how it operates.


Students should bring:

  • Wheel with a large orifice of 1/2" or more to accommodate textured yarns (Magpies will be available to rent)

  • 2 bobbins with at least 1 oz of singles spun on each, in contrasting colors. Worsted spun at approximately 10-12 WPI (not very fine), with enough twist for plying.

  • At least 3 additional empty bobbins

  • Lazy kate

  • Niddy noddy

  • Any additional spinning tools you prefer.



Supplies Provided by Instructor: fiber, beads, and ply thread

About

Charan Sachar of Creative with Clay is an artist whose work reflects his passion for the fiber arts, including spinning, knitting, and weaving. Charan highlights his handspun yarns with the use of color and texture. His fiber pursuits serve as inspiration for his clay work, decorating the surfaces to represent the textures he spins, knits, and weaves, while still keeping functionality and uniqueness in mind. His work can be seen at

www.creativewithclay.com

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