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Alkek Maker Day: November 8: Hooked on Fiber

A guide to document our library Maker Days and provide related resources.

Turning Fiber Into Yarn

How fiber becomes yarn

Photo of wool being washed by: Candace Pauly

Photo of dyed yarn by: Candace Pauly

About the Presenter

Candace Pauly has been doing fiber arts for 5 years, but is a lifelong artist and crafter. She received her bachelor's of art from Texas A&M - Corpus Christi with a focus on photography and design, but discovered crocheting her senior year. Now, she is a full time mom, fiber artist, crafter, and teacher. Candace crochets, knits, spins, designs patterns and processes all types of fiber by hand, the old fashioned way!

Hooked on Fiber

"How does yarn get made?"

"I've always wanted to knit or crochet but never knew how to start."

If you've ever had these thoughts, be sure to check out this Maker Day event!
In this workshop you will learn about how to process fiber and prepare it for spinning as well as what to do with that fiber once it is turned into yarn! No experience required, but patience is a must. Students will also learn the basics of crochet and knitting. Feel free to bring your own crochet and knitting supplies, but materials will be provided for those who don't.

 

Sign-up to attend: http://signup.txstate.edu/sessions/4763-alkek-maker-day-hooked-on-fiber


 

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