Betty Burian Kirk
Spinning Cotton A lecture and demonstration of how cotton is processed and spun into thread. An historic overview of how cotton has been used will be given. Open to all ability levels, 1 to 2 hours.
Wool Combing & Worsted Spinning A lecture and demonstration of how wool is combed and spun into a worsted type of yarn. Traditional wool combs and equipment will be used to show how our ancestors processed wool for crisp suiting material. Open to all ability levels, 1 to 2 hours.
Processing Flax A lecture and demonstration, from seed to processed fiber, you will see how the flax plant is turned into linen using historic traditional tools. Open to all ability levels, 1 to 2 hours.
Spinning Flax A lecture and demonstration, the processed flax fiber is prepared and spun into linen. Several types of distaffs will be shown and used to spin linen thread. The care of linen cloth will be discussed. Open to all ability levels, 1 to 2 hours.
Evolution of Spinning An historic overview of how man started spinning and how it has evolved to spinning wheels and modern machinery. Open to all ability levels, 2 hours.
Spinning Dog Hair A lecture and demonstration on how man's best friend can be used to help make clothing and other items by spinning his undercoat into a yarn. Open to all ability levels, 1 to 2 hours.
Lectures and workshops can be created or tailored to an organizations needs at request if sufficient time is available.
If you are interested in having Betty Burian Kirk present any of these classes to your organization, please contact her at Betty@bbkirk.com List what topic you are interested in and dates for scheduling.