Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spinning and Weaving Demonstration, Sunday, January 13, 2013

Spinning and Weaving Demonstration
Sunday, January 13, 2013, 2-4 PM
Main Library, Lower Level, Latino Hispanic Room B

Were you ever curious about the process of how yarn is created starting with the shearing of sheep to the point when the wool is prepared for spinning? Want to see how fabric is created by interlacing yarn or threads on a loom? Come down to the Main Library this Sunday for a demonstration from Spindles and Flyers Spinning Guild, a Bay Area group. Members of the guild will showcase of number of different types of spinning mechanisms (drop spindle, wheels of various configurations and Indian sytle charkha), and a couple types of looms. They will be available to answer any questions and have valuable resources on how to get involved in spinning and weaving in your community.

The library also has a collection of books on spinning and weaving that you can check out, here are some highlights:

The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn: Techniques, Projects, and Recipes by Brenda Gibson (St. Martin’s, 2012).

Hand Spinning and Natural Dyeing by Claire Boley (Good Life Press, 2011).

Color and Texture in Weaving: 150 Contemporary Designs by Margo Selby (Interweave, 2011).

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom by Liz Gipson (Interweave, 2008).

This program is co-sponsored by the Spindles and Flyers Spinning Guild.  All programs at the Library are free and open to the public.

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