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JILL HOLBROOK


Jill Holbrook

Jill loves lace knitting, cotton spinning and designing knits and yarns. Her love of these arts has created a passion to learn and perfect her techniques. Jill is known for her fine and beautiful yarns as well as her knowledgeable style of teaching.

Currently the president of the Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild, she has also led the Cotton Fiber Study, arranged workshops and field trips and mentored new spinners. Jill is a regular teacher at such venues as the Arizona Federation of Weavers & Spinners Conferences, Southwest Regional Spinners Retreat and shops throughout Arizona.

Teaching Fee

Jill's teaching fee is $300 a day plus transportation, food and lodging.

Contact Jill Holbrook at cotton@brookmoorecreations.com to schedule a class or make inquiries.

Three of Jill's most popular classes are listed below.

SPINNING & KNITTING WITH COTTON (3 day class)

Project Spinning

 

Cotton is not difficult to spin or knit - just different. This class is full of tips and techniques for spinning lovely cotton yarns suitable for knitting garments and accessories.

 

 

Cotton Treasure Bag

 

 

There are also tips and tricks for knitting with cotton along with methods for adjusting commercial patterns or designing your own knits with your handspun cotton.

Purple Sweater

 

 

 

Experience needed: Able to spin a continuous thread and have basic knitting skills.

 

 

 

 

SPINNING A COTTON RAINBOW (3 day class)

baslets of cotton

 

Create colorful cotton yarn with dyeing, blending and manipulating color in spinning and plying.

 

 

1st Day: Dyeing cotton sliver and lint.

Note: This day can be omitted if facilities for dyeing are not available. Dyed sliver and lint will be provided.

2nd Day: Blending colors on hand cards and drum carder

3rd Day: Spinning and plying for color

 

KNITTING WITH COTTON (2 day class)

 

Cotton Sweaters

Cotton is cool, soft, drape-y and lovely to knit. Learn the tips and tricks for knitting cotton and begin to design your own projects or modify a pattern to make it uniquely yours.

Students will learn to choose appropriate yarns (handspun and commercial), stitches, design tips and more. Using a worksheet the project will be planned in class and swatches completed.

Experience needed: Basic knitting skills

 

 

The image below is enlarged so that you can see the detail created by your handspun yarns...

Beaded Bag

 

 

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