- 2023 Festival Workshops
- Spin and Dye Mawata (Silk Hankies) with Nancy Wilson (Sunday, June 4)
Spin and Dye Mawata (Silk Hankies) with Nancy Wilson (Sunday, June 4)
In this workshop, participants will learn how to spin and dye silk hankies. Silk hankies (also called mawata) are individual silk cocoons that have been softened and stretched on a square frame where they are allowed to dry. Students will learn to separate the individual layers and prepare them for spinning. The workshop will begin with a discussion and demonstration of the solar dyeing process and then progress into preparation and spinning hankies. We will discuss different ways to spin silk hankies, including using low twist or high twist. Students will be provided with prepared, undyed hankies and will dye them during the course of the workshop.
Students will need to provide gloves for the dyeing portion of the workshop.
Date & Time
Sunday, June 4th from 9 am to 12 pm
A $20.00 material fee is included in the workshop registration fee. This fee covers dyed and undyed hankies, dye equipment, and handouts.
About the Instructor
Nancy Wilson has been spinning since 1988, shortly after she and her husband acquired their first llamas. She has taken lots of classes since then and started teaching somewhere along the line. In addition to private instruction, she has taught at local fiber events and retail locations. Nancy completed the Olds College Master Spinner program in 2018. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Mountain Llama and Alpaca Association and contributes to their quarterly publication on fiber-related topics. For Nancy it’s all about the yarn, and she loves to share her passion for spinning and all things fiber with others and encourage them anyway she can.
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