How many ways are there to spin a painted braid? You are only limited by how fast you can spin and how many braids you have. This class will take you through a variety of ways to work with variegated top. You’ll start by learning about about different dye patterns and how to prepare a braid for spinning.
Then we’ll explore:
• Keeping colors the same as they are in the braid
• Mixing and blending colors
• The difference between combo spin, comb ply and combo draft
• How to stretch your braid by combining fibers
• The easiest way to choose multiple braids to mix for a hat or for a sweater.
• How yarn size, fiber prep and your drafting style affects variegated yarns.
This class will give you a better idea of how braid in hand looks after it’s spun and knit After this class you’ll never look at your stash the same way again.
Technique Requirements: Basic spinning and plying knowledge
Basic spinning equipment, a wheel, 3 bobbins, and a lazy kate. A 4-ounce braid, dyed in a pattern, small amounts of other painted braids, natural-colored fiber, solid colored fiber. Yes, you may use a spindle for this class, but you may not get as much spinning done as you’d like.