Course curriculum

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    WELCOME TO THE WORKSHOP

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    MODULE 1 - GET TO KNOW YOUR WHEEL

    • PRE-CHAPTER QUIZ - TEST YOUR BEGINNER SKILLS

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    • LESSON 1 - Spinning should not hurt. See how to sit properly at your wheel

    • LESSON 2 - Proper foot position on the treadel(s)

    • LESSON 3 - What does grip strength have to do with spinning?

    • LESSON 4 - Intro to the spinning wheels pieces and parts

    • LESSON 5 - Parts of a FLYER-LEAD spinning wheel or scotch tension wheel

    • LESSON 6 - Parts of a BOBBIN-LEAD spinning wheel or Irish tension wheel

    • LESSON 7 - Up take or take up. Whatever you call it you need it

    • LESSON 8 - Treadling tricks and S & Z. Which way is which?

    • LESSON 9 - Managing drive bands on a single-drive wheel

    • LESSON 10 - Why does my drive band need to rest?

    • LESSON 11 - How to attach and thread the leader

    • LESSON 12 - Whorls, pullies and twists per inch (TPI). How to measure yours

    • Test your knowledge

    • What's my wheel?

    • GUEST SPEAKER - Jim Eichter master spindle maker/woodturner and owner of True Creations - About me

    • GUEST SPEAKER - Watch Jim Echter turn a Nostepinne

    • GUEST INSTRUCTOR - Beginning drop spindle with Cynthia Haney

    • RECORDED LIVE FACEBOOK VIDEO WITH MARY 1-5-21

    • SPINNING WHEEL SPOTLIGHT - The Kromski Sonata

    • Eszee Twist Tool and Yarn Planner 30% off for members

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    MODULE 2 - SPINNING FUNDEMENTALS AND CONSISTENCY

    • Module 2 intro

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    • LESSON 1 - Pre-module spinning exercise WATCH NOW - The rest of the module will be ready February 1st.

    • LESSON 2 - What fiber might be good for a new spinner?

    • LESSON 3 - How to use the Eszee Twist Tool spinners control card

    • LESSON 4 - Staple length and what it has to do with spinning

    • LESSON 5 - Fiber supply, drafting hand and drafting/pinch styles

    • LESSON 6 - Managing combed top and pre-drafting

    • LESSON 7 - Find your rhythm

    • LESSON 8 - The math and art of twist - Twist per inch

    • LESSON 9 - Twist per inch (TPI) calculations and ply back

    • LESSON 10 - Backspin...why????

    • LESSON 11. Joins that hold

    • LESSON 12 - Kinky yarn

    • LESSON 13 - Flyer Hook, hoops and cross-lacing

    • LESSON 14 - Recorded Facebook live with Mary Egbert

    • LESSON 15 - See how steam works on combed top. It's amazing!

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    MODULE 3 - PLYING

    • Module 3 is here!

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    • Try this yummy recipe

    • 1 - Plying introduction

    • 2 - Plying - What? When? Why? Where?

    • 3 - Plying Fundementals

    • 4 - Yarn package

    • 5 - Setting up kate

    • 6 - Revive it and measure bumps and angle

    • 7 - Plyback from a stale bobbin

    • 8 - Kate far away from me

    • 9 - Kate close to me

    • 10 - Wind it up

    • 11 - Navajo 3-ply

    • 12 - Classic 3-ply

    • 13 - calculating 2-oly and 3-ply yarn

    • Plying on a drop spindle LIVE Facebook class with Cynthia Haney

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    MODULE 4 - SCOURING

    • WELCOME TO MODULE 4 - SCOURING

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    • FREE PRINTABLE WOOL SCOURING LOG

    • Research citations for this module

    • LESSON 1 . Scrouing Class Intro

    • LESSON 2 - It all starts out raw

    • LESSON 3 - The Burn Test

    • LESSON 4 - testing your water

    • LESSON 5 - Water: How hot and why?

    • LESSON 6 - Water: How much and why?

    • LESSON 7 - Intro to wool grades

    • LESSON 8 - Micron and crimp structure

    • LESSON 9 - Crimp and wool grade show and tell

    • LESSON 10 - Soaps for scouring

    • LESSON 11 - But first, a word

    • LESSSON 12 - Assessment before scouring

    • LESSON 13 - Pre-rinse. Yay or nay?

    • LESSON 14 - Scouring in action

    • LESSON 15 - Advanced sampling

    • LESSON 16 - The nuances of fine grade fiber and scouring in lock formation

    • LESSON 17 - How to scour alpaca or other fiber with no lanolin

    • LESSON 18 - Parade of the scoured fibers

    • LIVE FACEBOOK DEMO/CLASS 4-8-21 SHOWING HOW TO TEST FOR PH, WOOL STRENGTH AND MORE!

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    MODULE 5 - WOOLEN PREP, DRAFTING STYLES & SETTING WOOLEN YARN

    • Introduction to Module 5 - Welcome!

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    • LESSON 1 - Intro to WOOLEN everything

    • LESSON 2 - TPI or Teet/tines per Inch . Does this matter?

    • LESSON 3 - Drum card safely

    • LESSON 4 - Drum carding scouring Corriedale locks - POOF!

    • LESSON 5 - Carding scoured Corridale locks removing 2nd cuts

    • LESSON 6 - Drum carding fine grade wool and what happens

    • LESSON 7 - Making rolags on a drum carder

    • LESSON 8 - What is a diz? Check these out!

    • LESSON 10 - dizzing scoured Corriedale off of a drum carder

    • LESSON 11 - Dizzing combed top ROVING off a drum carder

    • LESSON 12 - Let's look at all the preps made using a drum carder

    • LESSON 13 - Making rolags on a blending board Part 1

    • LESSON 14 - Making rolags on a blending board Part 2

    • LESSON 15 - Dizzing roving off a blending board

    • LESSON 16 - Spinning Woolen - Why? What? How to calculate the amount of twist and more!

    • LESSON 17 - Woolen drafting styles or draws. Let's get spinning!

    • LESSON 18 - How do I adjust the yarn thickness using longdraw? I show you how.

    • LESSON 19 - Spinning rolags long draw

    • LESSON 20 - Samples, samples, samples

    • LESSON 21 - Finishing woolen yarn - YAY! You made it to the end of Module 5!

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    MODULE 6 - WORSTED PREP, DRAFTING STYLES & SETTING WORSTED YARNS

    • IT'S HERE!!

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    • Welcome to the worsted module

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    • LESSON 1 - The history of worsted

    • LESSON 2 - Inro to home worsted fiber tools

    • LESSON 3 - How to set up worsted tools for optimum and safe use

    • LESSON 4 - To grease or not to grease

    • LESSON 5 - Combing it rough

    • LESSON 6 - Combing with milk?

    • LESSON 7 - Worsted draw or drafting technique

    • LESSON 8 - Spinning conditioned Merino and Corridale

    • LESSON 9 - Scouring and prepping wool for lock combing

    • LESSON 10 - Lock combing but not true

    • LESSON 11 - Looooong lock on 5-pitch combs

    • LESSON 12 - Combing dual-coated wools

    • LESSON 13 - Blending natural colored scoured wool locks on wool combs

    • LESSON 14 - Blending commercial combed top on wool combs

    • LESSON 15 - Blending and dizzing with a hackle

    • LESSON 16 - Setting the twist for worsted spun yarn

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    MODULE 7 - DYEING! COLOR THEORY IS YOUR FRIEND

    • IT'S HERE!

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    • References

    • Test your dye knowledge

    • LESSON 1 - Dyeing intro

    • LESSON 2 - Calculations for dyers

    • LESSON 3 - Simple color theory for dyers

    • LESSON 4 - Mixing ancillary dye solutions

    • LESSON 5 - Mixing pirmary colors using food grade gel dyes

    • LESSON 6 -Mixing secondary colors from primary food grade gel dyes

    • LESSON 7 - Mixing tertiary colors from primary and secondary liquid dyes

    • LESSON 8 - High immersion sample dyeing of all 12 colors & how to set up dye sample sheet for your dye book

    • LESSON 9 - Mixing acid dyes 1% DOS

    • LESSON 10 - How to mix pastels for a pretty ombre effect

    • LESSON 11 - How to tone down a hue, or color, and make shades

    • LESSON 12 - How to handpaint combed top

    • LESSON 13 - A little secret using your drum carder

    • LESSON 14 - Tie dye dyeing

    • LESSON 15 - Solar dyeing firestar and Snow on the Mountain

    • Troubleshooting - let me help you

    • Worksheets for your Dye Record Workbook and flow sheets

    • Want to get a certificate of excellence in dyeing? Check it out

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    MODULE 8 - AUGUST 2021 - BREED/GRADE STUDY

    • INTRO

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    • Intro to breeds/grades

    • FINE GRADE SHEEP WOOL - MERINO

    • COMPARISON OF MERINO GRADES

    • SCOURING FINE GRADE SHEEP WOOL FOR COMBING

    • FINE GRADE SHEEP WOOL PREP

    • SPINNING FINE GRADE WOOL AND TRUE WORSTED

    • MEDIUM GRADE SHEEP WOOL - CORRIEDALE

    • SCOURING MEDIUM GRADE WOOL BOWL METHOD - CORRIEDALE

    • ROUGH COMBING MEDIUM GRADE CORRIEDALE

    • CARDING CORRIEDALE WOOL THAT WAS SCOURED USING THE BOWL METHOD

    • MEDIUM GRADE SHEEP WOOL COMBING IN LOCK FORMATION

    • COARSE GRADE SHEEP WOOL - LEICESTER LONGWOOL

    • SCOURING COARSE GRADE WOOL - LEICESTER

    • COMBING COURSE GRADE LEICESTER WOOL

    • COURSE GRADE LEICESTER - USING A SWING PICKER AND DRUM CARDING A BATT

    • BONUS - FULL COURSE - SWING PICKER BASICS

    • DUAL COATS

    • DUAL COATED SHEEP - ICELANDIC AND NAVAJO CHURRO

    • SCOURING DUAL COATED NAVAJO CHURRO

    • Congrats! You have completed this module

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    MODULE 9 - SEPTEMBER 2021 - SPINNING ADVANCED YARNS - THICK 'N THIN, COILS, CABLES AND MORE!

    • MODULE 9 - ART YARNS

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    • How to spin thick 'n thin yarn from combed top

    • Thick n thin 2-ply using combed top

    • Part 1 - How to make coils using a batt

    • Part 2 - How to make coils using a batt

    • Part 3 - How to make coils using a batt

    • How to Spin Crispy Coils

    • Part 1 - Spinning Cabled Yarn

    • Part 2 - Spinning Cabled Yarn

    • Part 3 - Spinning Cabled Yarn

    • Core Spinning and Adding Beads - How to Spin Fairy Wings Yarn

    • Part 1 - Corespinning and thread ply

    • Part 2 - Corespinning and thread ply. Corkscrews, coils and stacking

    • Part 3 - Corespinng and thread ply - setting the twist

    • Corespun 2-ply bulky yarn

    • CONGRATULATIONS! You are an art yarn spinning superstar!

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    MODULE 10 - CONTINUATION OF DYEING LOCKS AND YARN BY POPULAR DEMAND. THE STEPS TO ASSESS WOOL THAT YOU GET IN THE MAIL AND THE BEST WAY TO STORE RAW AND SCOURED WOOL.

    • IT'S HERE!!

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    • How to sample dye color mixing - Get the exact colors you want! See how colors will mix/blend BEFORE you put them on your fiber.

    • How do indie dyers match a photo to their yarn colors? Here is one link they may use.

    • INTRODUCTION to dyeing yarn using low immersion technqiue

    • PART 1 - Dyeing yarn using the low immersion technique - Discussing the heat source, where to get it and how to use it.

    • PART 2 - Dyeing yarn using the low immersion technqiue. Pre-soaking, laying down dye and acid.

    • PART 3 - Dying yarn using the low immersion technique. Reveal, swatch and how to hand twist a hank.

    • DYE POT #1 - Intro to dyeing locks and how to dye using the low immersion technique

    • DYE POT #2 - dyeing locks low immersion - exhausing turquoise

    • DYE POT #3 - SUCCESS! DYING LOCKS, KEEPING COLORS SEPARATE AND EXHAUSTING TURQUOISE

    • Dying silk hankies with dye that does not need acid or heat to set

    • Half and half: low immersion dyeing and hand painting yarn

    • How to evenly dye a solid colored yarn and watch as I dye purple pop and turquoise with NO BLEEDING.

    • What to do when you get a new fleece in the mail. inspecting for moths and moth prevention.

    • How fiber placement in a dyeing pan can affect color placement

    • Rejuvinating matted combed top

    • How to best store raw and scoured fiber

    • CONGRATULATIONS!

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    MODULE 11 - NOVEMBER - TRANSFORMATION - See how to change up combed top, batts and roving to make unique yarns. Become a fiber magician.

    • IT IS HERE!!

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    • WELCOME

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    • LESSON 1 - Spin #1 - Combed top dyed with large color blocks

    • LESSON 2 - Spin #2 - Combed top dyed with large color blocks

    • LESSON 3 - Spin #3 - Combed top dyed with large color blocks

    • LESSON 4 - Spin #4 - Combed top dyed with large color blocks

    • LESSON 5 - Intro to splitting a batt to spin different yarns

    • LESSON 6 - Part #1 Splitting & spinning a gradient batt

    • LESSON 7 - Part #2 Splitting & spinning a gradient batt

    • LESSON 8 - Splitting a different dyed combed top

    • LESSON 9 - Transforming combed top into something new with drum carding

    • LESSON 10 - Spinning from the fold multi-colored milled combed top

    • LESSON 11 - Stripping and spinning multi-colored milled combed top

    • LESSON 12 - Carding & spinning multi-colored milled combed top

    • LESSON 13 - BONUS! Spin Off magazine article I wrote showing how to change up and spin uniquely different yarns

    • CONGRATULATIONS!

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    MODULE 12 - HOW TO MARKET YOUR BUSINESS FOR (ALMOST) FREE!

    • IT'S HERE!

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    • WELCOME!

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    • LESSON 1 - INTRO TO MARKETING

    • LESSON 2 -PICK A LANE

    • LESSON 3 - MARKETING ON SOCIAL MEDIA

    • LESSON 4 - INSTAGRAM

    • LESSON 5 - FACEBOOK

    • LESSON 6 - VIRTUAL BUSINESS CARD

    • LESSON 7 -- EMAIL LIST PHASE 1

    • LESSON 8 - EMAIL LIST PHASE 2

    • LESSON 9 - NOW THAT I HAVE AN EMAIL LIST, NOW WHAT?

    • You are apprecaited

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