The Milton Public Library, located at 476 Canton Avenue, will host local fiber artist Nina Zonnevylle as she presents a workshop about knitting and making your own yarn. She fell in love with spinning, weaving and knitting at an early age. This one-hour program will be held in the Keys Community Room (lower level) at 2 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2013.
The instructor will give a powerpoint presentation, highlighting a little history of the craft and drawing connections to the place of fibers in our current daily life. She will focus on the details of spinning: methods of production of handspun fibers and raw materials, and their usage in finished goods. Ms. Zonnevylle will also do a demonstration of hand-spinning, using both a drop-spindle and a spinning wheel, and will show some samples of finished goods using hand-spun fibers. She will offer information on local and web-based resources for spinners, weavers and knitters in Milton, and attendees may try their own hand at spinning. This workshop is sponsored by The Friends of the Milton Public Library, and is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and for more information, contact Jean Hlady, Adult Services Librarian, at (617) 698-5757.