Yarn Structure & How it Shapes Your Project: Understanding Your Yarn Part 2 at Fiber Friday with Caroline Sommerfeld via ZOOM!
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Yarn Structure & How it Shapes Your Project: Understanding Your Yarn Part 2 at Fiber Friday with Caroline Sommerfeld via ZOOM!

In this class we will explore how yarns are made, while taking a deep dive into yarn structures. Yarn structure dictates how a yarn works up, as well as it’s durability, drape, gauge, and character.

A yarn’s structure determines the most appropriate use for each yarn, whether that is colour work, cables, texture, lace and more: it is is a key element in many types of projects in knitting, crochet, weaving and more! Choosing the right structure of yarn for the project makes the difference between a successful project you can use for many years and a project that disappoints. Once you’ve completed this class, you’ll be able to choose the right structure for each project!

The Fibre Content in Yarns Series with Caroline Sommerfeld can be taken as a series of classes or you can select the topics of your interest. 

Your Zoom link will be sent the evening before class. If you do not see it check your spam filter. 

Class starts at 6 eastern, 5 central, 4 mountain and 3 pacific and is recorded. Students will be sent the recording within 24 hours of the class and have access to view the recording for one week.

Skill Level: Beginner
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Instructor: Caroline Sommerfeld
Instructor Bio: Caroline has always been fascinated by fibres and yarn and demanded to learn to knit when she was four, which kicked off a lifelong passion for all things knitting and yarn! Knitting was quickly followed by embroidery, crochet, hand dyeing, rug hooking, tatting, bobbin lace and later spinning and weaving. Spinning brought with it the opportunity to learn more about the properties of fibres and yarn design and learning to spin launched thirty years of intensive study about fibre and how yarn is made, a study that goes on to this day. As a hand spinner she has worked with well over 100 breeds of wool from all over the world and has greatly enjoyed researching the history of sheep and spinning technology through the centuries. Caroline is the founder and creative director of Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts where she uses her passion and deep knowledge of fibre to design the custom yarns and colour ways sold by her company. The company focuses on sustainable, eco-friendly, and heritage fibres and practices to create purpose driven yarns, designed to provide the best experience possible while at the same time promoting these values. Caroline also works as a knit designer, appearing in various publications including Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, and Wool Studio, and is also published through Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts. Caroline is an avid fibre artist who incorporates stories into all her work and loves nothing more than to share her passion for fibres, yarn, history, and knitting with other people through teaching!

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