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Colour and Spinning Playground – new workshop

My newest workshop is a full day of colour, experimentation and fun devoted to learning how to use blending equipment, blending colours and spinning the results. In this class you can make all the yarn needed for the wrap featured in the photo.

In the first half of the day, we use the most portable tools for blending colour for spinning: hand carders, blending boards, combs and hackles. In the second part, we will spin it up and reflect on our results. In addition to experimenting with different blending tools, participan learn colour theory in a practical and applied way.

And here are the results of several of those colour/yarn experiments.

To promote my classes, I carry around several skeins to show what the results could be. After all the trial and error for this class, I ended up with a lot of yarn.

Instead of the hassle of all the skeins, I decided to make a large piece of fabric, leave the fringes long, to show you what the yarns and colours look like woven up.

Below is the warping process on my 32″ Ashford rigid heddle loom.

I saved yardage from each of the warp yarns to use in the weft, and wove it all in a random way.

And many thanks to Kylan Rivers at Kinfolk Yarn for the photo of my finished piece, modelled by yours truly.

Now I can show the yarn and colours in action.

So join my in my class on March 14 – at Fibres West in Langley, BC, and you can make all the yarn needed for this wrap.