March 19, 2017

Web presence has moved to Ravelry

Steps (skip steps that you have already completed)

Join Ravelry

Join the River Spinners group

Check out the thread on how to become a member and what it means to become a member.

Check the group threads often and participate in the discussions.

Invite your fiber loving friends to join and follow the steps above!

Happy Spinning!

Fearless Leader of the River Spinners for 33 more days.
After that happy productive member will be my new role.

August 22, 2016

Silk Workshop with Robin Russo in September

Update - I just got off the phone with Robin. She is bringing mating moths with her! They have just completed their 17 day metamorphosis.  - Elizabeth - 9/13/16

Understanding silk from the egg to the final product. We will cover everything about silk from raising silkworms to spinning every form of silk available to the hand-spinner. This class involves a little science, geography, history, and lots of spinning. We examine silk fabrics, threads and fibers with magnification devices; reel cocoons; stretch cocoons over frames (hankies); and blend silk with other fibers to create luxurious yarns. This is a very popular class. I have been teaching this subject since 1989 when I first began raising silkworms. If this class is greater than 1 day it can include making silk paper or incorporating silk into your felting projects. --Robin's brief description of class

Registration is open!