|Two young male Suri alpacas, |
Photo courtesy Wikipedia
SPINNING ALPACA With Cheryl Wiebe
Saturday, February 12 and Sunday February 13, 2011
10am to 4 pm each day
Lion's Hall, 103 Bonnet Ave, Salt Spring Island
Spend two days of bliss exploring the fibre of royalty. Learn what makes alpaca so special and how to spin to enhance these qualities. Add a touch of magic by blending with wool and silk, discuss problems you may have encountered working with alpaca, plan a future project [knit, crochet, or woven]. Using the natural colours and overdyeing for interest will also be part of the discussion. Participants must have a basic knowledge of spinning and hand carding.
Registration Fee: $120
Fibre Fee: $50 [all fibres from local farms and suppliers]
*****Registration Deadline: January 15, 2011*****
Cancellation Policy: Participants will be required to pay the full Registration Fee if canceling after the January 15th deadline unless there is a waiting list.
Please bring: your lunch, [coffee and tea supplied]
-spinning chair if you have a favourite - the hall has good ones
-hand cards or blending board - must have medium to fine carding cloth
-drum carder, may be useful but not a necessity - must be medium to fine carding cloth
Anyone needing accommodation can take advantage off off-season rates at many of the fine B&B's, hotels and motels Contact Cheryl at woodboro@telus .net or 250-537-2656 and mail cheque to:
315 Old Scott Road
Salt Spring Island, B.C.