In this Masterclass, I will learn you how to spin flax fiber into thread. It is a simple masterclass and you can join without having any knowledge. It is fun and easy. I will also learn you how to twine after spinning and tell you all the inns and outs about this fiber and the local production in Hemmen. The yarn that we spin in this master will be used for the production of handwoven cleaning towels that we produce here in Textielfabrique.
The masterclass includes material. Experience is not necessary. The participants are expected to have an inquisitive and independent working attitude.
Wednesday 06-10-2021 from 2 p.m to 4.30 p.m. / 5 p.m., Gouwstraat 56c, Rotterdam.
The first trade in the world was twined thread. With this strong threads or rope humans were able to move big things like stones. Twining is the oldest textile technique in the world. Originally done by rubbing two threads over your thigh with your hand. Two wires twisted around each other are much stronger than a single wire. A wire or, in the case of slightly thicker material, a rope. The twine. The first commodity in the world I guess. The word trade still refers to threads. With strong thread you can also connect layers (skins, fabric) together so that something thicker and stronger is created. A horse saddle or a winter coat. But that is about sewing or quilting. Look for the masterclass Quilting/ Sashiko if you want to know more. To twine also means to create something juicy! Something that is wanted.
One of my favorite artists also likes to twine se more here: Ask Marcel