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Flax Plant to Linen Yarn

Apr 30, 2022 9:00AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Flax is one of the oldest textile fibers, dating back over 35,000 years to prehistoric lake dwellings in Switzerland before wrapping Egyptian mummies, providing sails for Roman ships, and clothing colonial settlers. Now you have a chance to prepare and spin this fabulous fiber! You’ll have an opportunity to process flax using 18th-century tools, you’ll learn different methods…

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Spinning Silk

Apr 29, 2022 9:00AM—4:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341

Legend has it that around 2700 B.C. Empress Hsi Ling Shi was sitting under a mulberry tree when a  silkworm cocoon fell into her tea and unraveled. The Empress noticed that the delicate thread was soft and strong so she figured out how to spin and weave it into luxurious fabric. The Chinese then kept the raising of silkworms and the…

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Acadian Spinning

Aug 29, 2021 11:00AM—5:30PM

Learn to spin cotton like a Cajun in this one-day class! You’ll start by carding cotton to prepare for spinning and then you’ll learn to spin cotton singles like the Acadians of Southern Louisiana – sitting alongside your wheel (instead of facing it) and spinning off the point of a quill. With some practice, you’ll…

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Spinning for Socks: Step by Step Success (Rescheduled)

Nov 29, 2020 1:00PM—4:00PM

If you’ve been wanting to spin your own sock yarn but you aren’t quite sure of where to start, this is the (virtual!) class for you. We’ll start with a combination of lecture and demonstration, during which Debbie will cover the properties behind spinning a durable sock yarn: fiber selection and fabric, twist and its analysis,…

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Variations on a Draw: Beyond Wool

Nov 14, 2020 1:00PM—Nov 22, 2020 2:30PM

So, you’ve learned to spin, but trying a new fiber makes your hands sweat and your body shudder. In this virtual class, you’ll learn to control your thread and wheel instead of letting them control you! You already have a method of holding the fiber and drafting it into a thread – your “draw”. Now, expand…

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Plying for Spindle Lovers

Oct 10, 2020 1:00PM—3:00PM

If you love your spindles but find yourself wondering “Now what?” once your cop is full, wonder no more! This class will take the mystery out of how to ply from your spindles and will help you create hefty, full-sized skeins of your spindled yarn. You’ll learn at least five different methods for efficiently winding…

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September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 27, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341

September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 22, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341

September Lunchtime Fiber Open Studios

Sep 20, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave. Chamblee, GA 30341

September Book Club Meeting

Sep 20, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Online

Beginning Rigid Heddle Weaving

Sep 18, 2022 10:00AM—5:00PM

SEFAA Center 3420 W. Hospital Ave Chamblee, GA 30341