Freeform Spinning and Weaving Workshop

This workshop was led by Suzy Brown aka WoolWench.
Suzy was born and bred in New Zealand and now travels the world lecturing and teaching others to spin the yarns they want to make.
The participants were asked to think about "Seasons" and to design yarns that reflected one or more of them. These yarns could then be used, along with other materials to produce a freeform piece of weaving.

Right: One of Suzy's woven pieces on the loom.

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Marja Heuvelman from the Netherlands used her mind map and starting materials to spin a series of Winter themed yarns which she then used to make a Freeform Tapestry Weaving.



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Edith O'Nuallain, County Wicklow spun these textured Summer inspired yarns.

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Mary Elmer, Lincolnshire, UK spun yarns representing all four seasons from carded batts.

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Mary created a textured wall hanging using all her yarns.