Wednesday, April 15th – half day class
Speckled, striped, dyed in a repeating pattern, or dyed in no pattern at all, painted braids come in a huge variety of styles. It’s hard to know what your yarn will look like when spinning a particular pattern of braid. In this class we will explore several popular dye patterns so you’ll have a better idea of what your yarn will look like no matter the braid you spin.
We’ll first look at braids, unchain them, and investigate how the dye has been applied to the fiber. Pattern? No pattern? Lots of white spots? Something else? How much of a pattern can you see when buying a braid?
Then you’ll spin several pattern types to see exactly the outcome a particular dye style has on your yarn. There will be lots of samples on hand to see each dye style from fiber, to yarn, to knitted swatch.
Don’t really like the dye pattern in your braid? That’s an easy fix! We’ll explore manipulating the colors in our braids to play with switching up the patterning.
You’ll leave this class ready to tackle your braid stash (or add to it) with color confidence.
Materials fee: $25
Level: If you are familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread, and have plied a yarn, this class is for you.