Friday, January 4, 2013

Everything About Yarn: January 12 Meeting Preview

UPDATE: The meeting on Saturday, Jan 13 is being cancelled due to weather. We're moving this topic to February.

This meeting could be subtitled "Everything you wanted to know about yarn - but were afraid to ask". This month Carol will lead us through a variety of hands-on activities that take us from raw fiber to finished yarn.  You'll learn ways to identify mystery yarns and new ways to estimate project yarn requirements.  You'll find the answers to such questions as "Are all crochet threads equal?  (no, they are not!) and "Does twist matter?"  (yes, it does!)  There will be handouts galore and over fifty (50!) examples of different fibers and yarn characteristics.

This is what you need for this meeting:
  • Ruler (a measuring tape will not work)
  • One-yard samples of several worsted weight yarns
  • Tapestry needle (any size will do—you’ll use it to pick apart yarns)
  • Although you’ll receive a whole bunch of handouts, you’ll probably want to take some notes.
  • A magnifying glass would be helpful.  
There will be information from this meeting useful for all skill levels - although complete beginners may be a little overwhelmed by some of the terminology. Other fiber artists - knitters, weavers, spinners - may find this meeting interesting as well so are invited to join us on Saturday, January 13 from 2:30PM to 4:30PM at Prospect Park United Methodist Church. We hope to see you there!