When I say “student” I’m not talking about enrolling in a program or class. I’m thinking more of a home study, self-guided type thing. Here’s the thing…I’m going to make up my own spinning program. Yes, I realize it will not be a real spinning master program. But I fully intend to challenge myself with techniques and give myself writing assignments, etc. I also plan to keep fiber samples and fiber descriptions/records in 3-ring binders much like a real master program.
I’m tellin’ ya, I really do need those 3 extra hours in a day.
Where to start? There will be no orientation with this course to get me started. No teacher to hand me a list of supplies, or a list of required reading. Thinking back on my college years I think the first step would definitely start gathering supplies and heading to the book store. Luckily I already have many of the needed supplies.
Here are some supplies I think I’ll need:
General dyeing supplies
As many fibers as I can get my hands on
Photo protector sheets
Cross Stitch floss cards
Small plastic zip bags
Tags (metal ring and “sale”)
Note: I do not plan to purchase everything on this list at one time. As assignments are realized I will purchase necessary items to complete the assignments.
Secondly there needs to be required reading material and a first assignment. This is where I fall flat. If I don’t know where to start I don’t know what to assign. I have this amazing sampling of fibers just waiting to be spun but I don’t want to dive in until I have a proper application and clearer view of a beginning and end. I have some assignments that I know I will be preparing such as ply studies and dye (natural) studies. But where to begin…
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