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Intermediate Spinning Wheel

New Brunswick College of Craft & Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB

edVentures Workshop
Intermediate Spinning Wheel

Level up your spinning skills in this 3-day course. 

We'll practice unbalanced plying and novelty spinning and learn things like making coils, spiral yarn, and intentional thick & thin. 

We'll get technical with new drafting and fiber prep methods and talk about how they affect your finished yarns. 

We'll also look at lovely long raw wool and practice lockspinning. 

Please note, this is not a learn to spin course. 

You should be comfortable with spinning a single and have some experience with plying. 

Additional fibre can be purchased at the NBCCD store.

Instructor: Rachel MacGillivray
Rachel MacGillivray studied Fashion Design at Ryerson University and, after working in the industry in Toronto, she moved to New Brunswick to follow her love of textiles.  She completed the Fibre Arts & Graduate diplomas at the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design.  Rachel has won multiple national competitions, scholarships, and awards and has had her work shown in museums and galleries such as The Louvre, The Bata Shoe Museum, The National War Museum, and Government House Gallery. Primarily now a spinner and wool enthusiast, Rachel also uses textile techniques such as knitting, embroidery, quilting, garment making, and image transfer in her work to explore themes of memory and community. Currently, she’s pursuing her arts practice and instructing at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design.

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Jul 15 - 17, 2019
9:00AM - 4:00PM
$ 349 + tax