Colour & Fibre Play

Harness the power of play and explore a world of colour combinations and fibre blending with instructor Diana Twiss in our SOS Colour & Fibre Play course.

Diana Twiss · June 15, 2021
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Welcome to Colour & Fibre Play with Diana Twiss!

This workshop is all about colour in fibre blending and having fun! Harnessing the power of play, instructor Diana Twiss guides us through an exploration of colour combinations, including a couple of rainbows and blends of fibre. She’ll use a variety of tools such as hand carders, hackles, blending boards, and drum carders.

Throughout the videos, you’ll learn: 

  • Colour theory, including how texture affects colour perception
  • Fibre preparations with various tools
  • How to use batts, rolags, or dizzed fibre
  • Scaling up small batches into bigger projects
  • Handspun project inspiration and more 

Get ready to try new things. In this course, we are going to play and explore colour with fibre! 

Talk about the Colour & Fibre Play 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!


How do you start your mornings, after the alarm clock and the sounds of your house permeate your consciousness? How do you embrace this brand new day filled with potential in front of you? As one of the adults in my family, the first 90 minutes usually blur between packing lunches, making breakfast and emptying the dishwasher. Then, we walk to school, a privilege we enjoy as often as possible. Afterwards, it’s time for tea and a moment with my partner before starting work.

But I will tell you, after pouring my cup of coffee, typically with some music softly playing in the background, I relish sitting in front of my spinning wheel. Now it’s time to refill my self-care cup, even if I can only manage to sit for five minutes. The sunlight streams through the window, casting a warm glow on the singles on the bobbin. Even spinning for that short time centres me and sets a lovely tone for my day. Many days, it feels like a challenge to fit it in, but just as I make time for the to-do list, spinning is part of my self-care routine, so I make it a priority.

At Greta Cornejo’s @gretacornejomakes new blog post, she talks about fibre prep tips and updates about our SOS Spin-Along, including information on today’s Zoom meetups-starting at 10:00 AM PDT and 1:00 PM PDT! Find more info at the post (link in bio to our SOS Articles section).

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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!

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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!⁠

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

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  • Spinning tool of choice
    • Wheel
    • e-Spinner
    • Spindle
  • Fibre preparation tools of choice
    • Hackle
    • Drum carder
    • Hand carders
    • Blending board

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


  • Multiple colours of wool
  • Various fibre mix-ins

SweetGeorgia Yarns offers a Colour & Fibre Play kit in addition to a mix-ins kit with many of the materials used in this course. Remember your 15% discount as an SOS member for fibre and yarn.

Additional Supplies Shown/Demonstrated

  • Diz
  • Dowels

Do you have questions about Colour & Fibre Play 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

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Course Includes

  • 12 Lessons
  • Course Certificate