Saturday, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Instructor: Wendy J. Caffee
Skill Level: Beginner for processing, some spinning experience required
Participants will learn the history of flax and linen and how important they have been for many different cultures throughout time. You will receive hands on experience to process and prepare flax for spinning into linen and then learn how to spin long line flax.
Supplies to BringSupplies you need to bring: spinning wheel or drop spindle, distaff is optional
Class SizeMinimum: 1, Maximum: 8
About the Instructor: Wendy J. Caffee
Wendy J. Caffee is spinner, knitter, tatter, weaver. As a child, she kept busy with any kits and crafts that were available. She picked up knitting again as an adult in the late 80’s and started spinning in 1992. She explored bobbin lace, weaving, dying, felting, battenberg lace and other techniques to satisfy the need to create. She is an active member of the Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild since 1993. Her interest in flax began many years ago while assisting with the demonstration at an early Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. Now, she demonstrates the processing of flax and spinning linen at least a few times per year., growing a small amount as needed. She can usually be seen with her current companion, a Great Pyrenees dog named Nikko.