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  • Verena Entenwirt
    Just in case anyone else here was heading down south to the William Marshal Event over Memorial Day weekend. I know they have 6 slots left. -Verena ... From:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 15, 2009
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      Just in case anyone else here was heading down south to the William Marshal Event over Memorial Day weekend.
       
      I know they have 6 slots left.
       
      -Verena

      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Michele Berg <michele.r.berg@...>
      Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:43 PM
      Subject: [B3rlist] Silk Reeling workshop
      To: CalontirFiber@yahoogroups.com, B3R <b3rlist@...>, Calon_tailor@yahoogroups.com


      Silk is often called the Queen of Fibers. Discovered and cultivated in
      China over five thousand years ago and later imported into medieval
      Europe, this spectacular stuff can be made into a wide range of
      beautiful and useful garments, furnishings, and embellishments.

      On Sunday, May 31st at the William Marshal event
      (http://threeriver.org/marshal/) in Warrenton, MO, I am considering
      putting together a Silk Reeling workshop, taught by Michael Cook, who
      runs www.wormspit.com and teaches silk reeling across the country.
      This timing would still allow participants to enjoy the myriad other
      festivities that are part of the event, most of which are occurring on
      Saturday.

      In this hands-on workshop, you would learn the basics of how silk is
      reeled, twisted, and processed to make threads suitable for weaving,
      embroidery, braiding, and sewing. No prior silk work experience is
      needed. You'd only need to bring whatever twisting tool you use to
      spin yarn - a spinning wheel is of course faster, but a spindle will
      work. We would use silk reels, and also explore options that you can
      use to reel silk using equipment you may already own, or can find at
      local yarn stores.  There would only be fifteen spots open in the
      class, due to the intensive nature of the hands-on work.

      We would need to cover Michael's costs to come here to teach.  He and
      I have calculated the costs to bring him and all his class materials
      up here, and a class fee of $30 per person would cover his expenses
      and materials.  I would front the cash required initially, and be
      reimbursed from the class fees.  If we can get all fifteen spots
      pre-registered I'll move forward with making the plans for the
      workshop.  Please email me off-list (at michele.r.berg at my gmail
      address)  and let me know if you'd like to reserve a spot, and I'll
      start putting a class list together.

      Nikolena

      Please feel free to forward this to other lists that may be
      interested, and I apologize for cross-posts.
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      Lady Verena Entenwirth

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