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Spinning on a Wheel



This class takes you beyond the concepts learned in the drop spindle class.  Get the feel for working on a wheel and learn how to ply.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Materials Included: Roving
Instructor: Nina Zonnevylle
Instructor Bio: Textiles are so much a part of our daily lives that we often take them for granted. It is easy to forget our reliance on textiles for our survival, as well as their contribution to our comfort and esthetic appreciation of the world. For example, the clothes on our backs, the blankets we pull up around our chins on a cold winter?s night and the art that we hang on the wall comforts and enriches us. The very fact that textiles can range from meeting our most basic needs of shelter and warmth to being a social and fashion statement of luxury and self-indulgence has led to my own fascination with fabrics and fiber art. My interest in fibers was ignited during my undergraduate education in art. I studied under the amazing fiber artists Deborah Kaufmann and Jan Jackson in Upstate New York. My obsession continued through a two-month tour of the major fiber art collections of Europe, developing into an ongoing love affair throughout my life. I was drawn to a retail sales position at Louis, Boston because of the opulence of the fabrics and that kept me knitting and weaving throughout my time raising my son and managing research laboratories for Partners Healthcare and Harvard University. My work currently focuses on creating functional fiber art. In the tradition of the great British Arts and Crafts Movement artist, William Morris (?Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful?), I believe that the most ordinary of household objects can and should be esthetically pleasing. I concentrate on producing works that combine elements of color, texture and pattern to create something that is not only useful but also something that transcends function and becomes art. The name of my business, Circe?s Loom, is derived from the Greek myth about the sea nymph, Circe, who was banished to a deserted island and toiled at her loom, made for her by Daedalus, creating magnificent woven textiles.
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