April 26 & 27, Wednesday and Thursday – 2 Day Class
Is the yarn in your head the yarn in your hand? Do you always spin the same yarn? Do you have a dream yarn you just can’t make happen? Are you unhappy with what happens to the colors when you spin a variegated top or roving? Do you love your handspun yarn, but don’t like how it looks knitted? In this class, we’ll focus on making yarn that inspires you — yarn you’ll love to knit with.
Together we’ll build your yarn from fiber braid up to a knitted swatch. We’ll start by talking about the blueprint for a yarn — the yarn vision. We’ll break yarn down into all of its parts, like the parts of a house. We’ll build your yarn’s foundations by exploring fiber breeds and preparations. The walls – they’re the different drafting and plying methods we’ll work with. Finally, the roof goes on as we manipulate variegated top and roving to get the colors you’ve chosen just the way you want them.
All along the way you’ll get tips to keep your yarn’s end use or yarn vision in mind and your spinning consistent. This class will give you confidence to build the yarns you want to knit with!
Materials fee $40
Experience required: Students must be able to spin a continuous thread and feel comfortable adjusting their wheel.