As fibre artists, we are often faced with the challenge of successfully repeating something – and this challenge is even steeper when you are blending fibres and colours to make a unique yarn.
So, the challenge exists – I like this swatch, it knits up or weaves up well in the sample, but what now? How do I make more of it and still maintain the pops of colour or ensure consistency? The techniques we are going to examine, fall into two categories: scaling up and scaling out.
Join instructor Diana Twiss as she guides you through techniques to scale up from 30 grams of a unique fibre blend to 500 grams or more. In addition to making larger amounts, learn spinning and plying techniques to illustrate the variety of yarns you can get from the same blend (whether done on a drum carder, blending board, or even hand carders).
In the workshop videos, you will learn:
- Review and lessons learned in Colour & Fibre Play I.
- Fibres that can be added for unique blends.
- How to sketch, doodle and sample to explore creativity.
- Scaling up:
- blending in drum carder batts;
- blending boards batts & rolags.
- Scaling out:
- 2-ply marled yarns;
- soft singles from batts;
- soft singles from rolags;
- gimp yarns;
- cabled yarns;
- core spun yarns.
Get ready to try new things! We hope you share your adventures and successes with the SOS fibre learning community, so we can keep the learning going.
Join in the workshop today and enjoy playing – and please do share your creative journey with us in the SOS community forums or on Instagram using #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia.
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