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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
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Welcome to Colour and Fibre Play II

As fibre artists, we often encounter the challenge of effectively replicating our work, especially when creating a distinctive yarn by blending different fibres and colours. Maintaining consistency and preserving the magic made in our samples becomes even more demanding when scaling up for larger projects.

In this course, we address precisely these challenges and provide valuable techniques to help you overcome them when scaling up. Not only will you learn how to create larger quantities, but you’ll also learn spinning and plying methods that allow you to produce varied yarns from the same blend when scaling out. 

Come and join instructor Diana Twiss as she expertly guides us through this exciting course. We suggest beginning by watching her first session, Colour & Fibre Play, to gain the necessary skills for this course. With these skills, you’ll be more confident in tackling bigger projects and creating yarn that’s both unique and consistent. 

Throughout the videos, you’ll learn: 

  • Explore sketching, doodling, and sampling with fibre
  • Make large-scale batches with drum carders and blending boards
  • Learn to spin:
    • gimp yarns
    • marled yarns
    • cabled plied yarns
    • thick singles and more!

The Colour & Fibre Play II workbook and Diana’s resources can help you continue your fibre and color-blending adventures.! 


Talk about the Colour & Fibre Play II course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!


Tag what you are making everywhere with #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!

I finished my #attuneshawl using #handspunyarn and thefibrecompany #arranmorelight in a beautiful teal. The handspun was from a sweetgeorgia braid that I spun in July.

#sosspinning 
#knpknitchat 
#dreareneeknits 
#spinittoknititkal

I finished my #attuneshawl using #handspunyarn and thefibrecompany #arranmorelight in a beautiful teal. The handspun was from a sweetgeorgia braid that I spun in July.

#sosspinning
#knpknitchat
#dreareneeknits
#spinittoknititkal
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I finished some handspun yarn 😁😁

#sosspinning 
sweetgeorgia 
#lendrumwheel 
#handspinning 
#knpknitchat

I finished some handspun yarn 😁😁

#sosspinning
sweetgeorgia
#lendrumwheel
#handspinning
#knpknitchat
...

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This art batt by fatcatknitsdyer simply took my breath away.  It’s soft (BFL), sparkly, full of texture, and I haven’t quite experienced anything like it!

This art batt by fatcatknitsdyer simply took my breath away. It’s soft (BFL), sparkly, full of texture, and I haven’t quite experienced anything like it! ...

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One strip of fibre done, 5 more to go.  #sosspinning sweetgeorgia

One strip of fibre done, 5 more to go. #sosspinning sweetgeorgia ...

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As the change of seasons and the back-to-school routines get settled, with the holidays and gift planning still weeks away, this is the perfect time to plan a project just for you. Join us this month for an SOS Spin-Along!⁠
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As Greta @gretacornejomakes shares in her new SOS post— ⁠
I’m celebrating the change of season by prepping fibre and getting it ready for spinning a fractal 2-ply yarn. I hope you join us in spinning for a project, plus share your spin-in progress with us and meet with new and old friends. You can join the spin-along at ANY time, so dive into your stash or visit the @sweetgeorgia shop to find some beautiful fibre (Felicia's handspun 3-ply fractal in BFL+Silk Salted Caramel is shown here) and spin along with us! ⁠
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Read more about the spin-along and meetup information over at the SOS articles section... direct link in bio »⁠
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We’d also love to see your spinning progress! Tag your posts with #sosspinning or #schoolofsweetgeorgia, or join other SOS members and instructors over in the Community Forums.⁠

As the change of seasons and the back-to-school routines get settled, with the holidays and gift planning still weeks away, this is the perfect time to plan a project just for you. Join us this month for an SOS Spin-Along!⁠

As Greta @gretacornejomakes shares in her new SOS post— ⁠
I’m celebrating the change of season by prepping fibre and getting it ready for spinning a fractal 2-ply yarn. I hope you join us in spinning for a project, plus share your spin-in progress with us and meet with new and old friends. You can join the spin-along at ANY time, so dive into your stash or visit the @sweetgeorgia shop to find some beautiful fibre (Felicia`s handspun 3-ply fractal in BFL+Silk Salted Caramel is shown here) and spin along with us! ⁠

Read more about the spin-along and meetup information over at the SOS articles section... direct link in bio »⁠

We’d also love to see your spinning progress! Tag your posts with #sosspinning or #schoolofsweetgeorgia, or join other SOS members and instructors over in the Community Forums.⁠
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Fractal spin on my Schachts ladybug spinning wheel in the center. I have 4 braids of hello yarn fiber club august color pit a pat. The wool is Corriedale. I run it through my steamer 2x to open up the braid. It is a joy to spin  worsted weight yarn. #helloyarnfiberclub #helloyarn #corriedalewool #schachtladybug #spinningyarn #sosspinning

Fractal spin on my Schachts ladybug spinning wheel in the center. I have 4 braids of hello yarn fiber club august color pit a pat. The wool is Corriedale. I run it through my steamer 2x to open up the braid. It is a joy to spin worsted weight yarn. #helloyarnfiberclub #helloyarn #corriedalewool #schachtladybug #spinningyarn #sosspinning ...

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Equipment

  • Fibre blending tool of choice:
    • hand carders
    • drum carder
    • blending board
  • Spinning tool of choice:
    • Spinning wheel
    • e-spinner
    • Spindle

*Please follow this link for Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools needed


Materials

  • Multiple colours of fibre for fibre blending
  • Various mix-in materials

SweetGeorgia Yarns offers both a Colour & Fibre Play kit that includes eight colours of wool to play with and a Mix-Ins kit with sari silk, wool nepps, Angelina and more! Use your School of SweetGeorgia member's discount on SweetGeorgia Yarns fibre as well!!  


Additional Supplies Shown/Demonstrated

  • Dowels for rolags


Do you have questions about Colour & Fibre Play II Materials? Talk about it with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!


 

About Instructor

Not Enrolled
Available for All-Access Members

Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons