April 9th & 10th, Tuesday and Wednesday – 2 Day Class
9-5 both days with 12-2 as a break
Come with a project in mind and using the ideas and methods in the best-selling book Yarnitecture, you’ll leave with samples and a spinning plan for your project yarn.
In this class you’ll sample and choose the right breed or blend, the preparation, the draft, the ply, and finish for exactly the yarn you want for your project.
We’ll first review how each choice builds on the next to make specific yarns, and we’ll talk specifically about your choices to make the yarn you envision.
What about color? Unless you’re spinning for a natural or solid colored project, there will be a whole lot of color sampling. We’ll look at swatches illustrating different techniques, then you’ll spin your own samples. The will be variegated fiber, semi solid, solid, naturals and some surprises on hand to sample, until you get the color flow that you want.
We’ll work on the nuts and bolts of your yarn and project, measuring and keeping track your yarns through the sampling process, keeping consistent, how much yarn you’ll need, and how much fiber to buy.
A rolling stash of hand and mill dyed commercial wool fibers and blends, will have you itching to start and finish the yarn samples for your project.
By the end of this class you’ll see how planning and sampling for a project can be uncomplicated and fun.
Materials fee $40
Experience required: Students must be familiar with spinning and plying.