Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want (NEW!) (Part 1 of 2)
Saturday, January 18, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 and you’ll love to knit with from commercially dyed roving and top. 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. 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 keeping your yarn’s end use or yarn vision in mind and your yarn consistent. This class will give you confidence to build the yarns you want to knit with!
Technique Requirements: If you are familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread, and are comfortable making a 2-ply yarn, this class is for you.
Supplies to Bring:
Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):
$35. Take a dive into my traveling stash! You will spin a variety of fibers, breeds, and preparations, including fibers dyed by independent dyers, and receive enough fiber for class and to practice skills at home after the class.