It is with a sad heart that one of my favorite suppliers of spinning fiber will no longer be carrying them. Louet is dropping their spinning Fiber line. My hope is that someone else will pick up that account where I was able to get a wide range of wool breeds, colored blended top and unique fibers. We have however attempted to get in a good supply and are alerting you to the end of this particular era. We have a large selection of Northern Lights, Merino and silk, flax in many styles and a few beautiful mohair locks all for your consideration. They will however keep carrying their complete line spinning and weaving equipment and are expanding their line of weaving and knitting yarns. I’m looking forward to those this fall.
The new Ply Magazine is full of information on the Bobbin -Led wheels. Because of this and because I have loved these wheels for years they are on sale for a while at 10% off the retail price if you mention our blog. Specifically my favorite is the S10C a double treadle bobbin-led wheel. Most of my tapestry weaving yarns are made on this wonderful machine
SPINZILLA Packs will be forthcoming this year thru September. This has been a wonderful set of various spinning fibers for almost half the retail price. We can reserve your bundle if you let us know. Gate House Fiber Arts will be hosting a Spinzilla team this year again. This team will be meeting in September for several hours while we discuss the rules for counting yardage, tune up wheels and look into methods you can use for production spinning.
Class schedule for fall is in the works and will be posted at the beginning of July and the actual dates will be added mid August. We are holding 4 Spinning in depth weekends as well as our 4 harness weaving weekends. Several exploratory classes will be offered where you can use our equipment for your class – rigid heddle intro, 4 harness weaving intro, inkle loom, tri- loom, tapestry.
Spinning classes will cover : Exploration of Fiber Preparation and Finishing; Twist and Ply with confidence; Art Yarn: Anything goes, you be the judge; Basts Fibers- Linen and Friends; Yarn Production- Way More then Spinning, Beginning Spinning Saturdays
Weaving Classes will focus on intro to rigid heddle weaving, 4 harness weaving, crackle weave, Swedish weaving, Tapestry intro and advance and Triangle weaving. For all of the weaving classes you can sign up to use the equipment we have on hand.