Navajo-Style Spinning, Aug 17, 2024


Sat, 10am-4pm

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Christine Thomas-Flitcroft is the instructor for this one-day workshop.  Students will learn Navajo-style spinning techniques using a Navajo-style spindle. They will learn about different types of Navajo spindles, Navajo spinning techniques and wool types traditionally used. Students will focus on the Navajo technique of drafting and spinning wool two and three times and the Navajo three-ply technique. Students may borrow a Navajo spindle from the instructor if necessary. Students will spin a small skein of yarn. Some spinning experience is helpful but not required. A materials fee of $15 is payable directly to the instructor. Minimum age 18. Maximum class size is 8. 

Christine Thomas-FlitcroftAbout the Instructor: Christine Thomas-Flitcroft has been spinning and weaving for about forty years. She is a student of the textile arts. She studied weaving at the University of Idaho and wool and sheep production at both the University of Idaho and Montana State University. Chris owns Aurora Colony Fiber Arts. She maintains a small flock of Border Leicester sheep on her family farm in Aurora, Oregon. She specializes in selling a multitude of fibers for spinning, felting and related fiber arts. She is interested in antique spinning wheels, teaches spinning workshops and weaves tapestry on a Navajo style loom. Chris is on the board of the Aurora Colony Handspinners:


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