Spinning on a wheel for beginners; create your own yarn!


Wednesday, August 15
09:30 to 16:30


85,00 $ Can
25,00 $ Can
110,00 $ Can (without taxes)

No place available

All workshop registrations are non-refundable, unless the class is cancelled by the Festival.

A weekend (3-day) pass to the festival is offered to participants taking a workshop. (limit one pass per person)


A Brief history of spinning The spinning wheel, how it works and a description of its components Fibres: their composition and their shape, locks, crimp, rolags, carded batts and combed top. Overview of fibre preparation tools and techniques Yarn construction and the importance of twist Spinning direction and a balanced yarn Classic plying How to make a skein, blocking and finishing Examples of knitting and weaving projects

What to bring

A working wheel, 3 empty bobins with leader), a Lazy kate and a Niddy Noddy if you have one.

Material provided:

100 grams of carded wool , handouts


Julie Biron
Wednesday, August 15 09:30 to 16:30
123 Complexe Whissell


Julie Biron La Julie Factrie

Julie Biron La Julie Factrie

Julie Biron first obtained a Bachelor in Public Communications in 1997, followed by a Bachelor in Visual Arts and Media Relations in 2001. However, it is during a one-year stay at the "École supérieure d'art, Aix-en-Provence (2000-2001), that she slowly moved towards the textile arts where she is passionately evolving ever since. During the last 15 years, Julie has developed her artistic practice and her work in fine arts. Halfway between exploration and the utilitarianism of objects, she teaches the numerous possibilities starting with ancestral techniques such as felting, weaving, spinning and knitting. Motivated by her passion to transfer her knowledge, Julie developed a learning framework and workshops, where the learning is greatly simplified to give free rein to the creativity and the intuition of participants. The results are absolutely stunning, not withstanding the rigorous techniques that are required by certain disciplines, such as weaving, spinning, etc.


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