SQUARE HANKIES = FUN SQUARED…..
I will be joining Sanjo Silk at the Silk Weaving Studio for another Spin Day. Join us on Saturday April 18 between 11 and 2.
If you haven’t tried spinning Mawata Silk Hankies before, you are in for a treat. And, if you have tried spinning hankies in the past, but found the fibre difficult to draft, I will share a few simple hints to help you spin a beautiful, smooth, strong, lustrous silk yarn without the struggle. What is mawata silk? In a nutshell, they are made from bombyx silk cocoons, which are softened in warm soapy water and then stretched and dried over a square form resulting in spinning preparations known as hankies. They’re also used for felting, but on Spin Day we’ll be concentrating on all the fun you can have spinning them. (Checkout Sanjo’s website for photos and a more detailed description.)
Bring your wheel or drop spindle and do some spinning with us. There’ll be an introductory talk at 11:00, to help you get off to a good start. Then, if you have some handspun silk to show and talk about, bring it along. Spinning will follow. It will be a relaxed, informal session.
Hope to see you there!
Silk Weaving Studio
1531 Johnston Street, Granville Island,
on the waterfront beside the Sandbar Restaurant