Colour & Fibre Play II

Join instructor Diana Twiss as she guides you through the methods to scale up from a unique 30-gram fibre blend to 500 grams or more. Besides making larger quantities, you’ll learn spinning and plying techniques to vary the yarn you can get from that same blend (such as using a drum carder, blending board, or hand carder). 

Diana Twiss · May 11, 2022

As fibre artists, we are often faced with the challenge of successfully repeating something. And the challenge is even steeper when you are blending fibres and colours to make a unique yarn. 

So, when your sample knits or weaves well, how do you make more of it for a larger project and still maintain the pops of colour or ensure consistency? The techniques in this course are going to help you do exactly. We’re going to scale up and scale out. 

Join instructor Diana Twiss as she guides you through the methods to scale up from a unique 30-gram fibre blend to 500 grams or more. Besides making larger quantities, you’ll learn spinning and plying techniques to vary the yarn you can get from that same blend (such as using a drum carder, blending board, or hand carder). 

In addition to reviewing the lessons from Colour & Fibre Play I, the videos in this course will teach you:

  • About fibres to add for unique blends
  • How to sketch, doodle, and sample to explore your ideas
  • How to scale up
    • blending in drum carder batts
    • blending boards batts and rolags
  • How to scale out
    • 2-ply marled yarns
    • soft singles from batts
    • soft singles from rolags
    • gimp yarns
    • cabled yarns
    • core-spun yarns
  • Resources for continued learning and support

Get ready to try new things!


Join in the workshop today and watch your skills grow. Please share your creative journey with us in the SOS community forums or on Instagram using the hashtags: #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia. 

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Course Includes

  • 5 Lessons