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

This workshop is all about colour, fibre blending and having fun! Harnessing the power of play, instructor Diana Twiss guides you through an exploration of colour combinations and fibre blends using different blending tools such as: hand carders, hackles, blending boards and drum carders.

In the workshop videos, you will learn:

  • an overview of colour theory.
  • different kinds of texture in fibre.
  • preparing to spin your batts, rolags or dizzed fibre.
  • scaling up your small batch fibre prep.
  • inspiration pieces and more.

Get ready to try new things! As Diana shares in this workshop, dispel your fears about blending too many colours, and dispel all the myths about lumpy bumpy yarn that won’t have a good purpose. In this course, we are just going to play. We’re going to learn about colour, and we’re going to learn about different ways of blending that colour and adding fibres to that.

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. 

For the longest time, I felt intimidated by the idea of learning to spin silk yarns. It felt like the epitome of luxury fibres for me. At a KnitCity festival, looking at the Sanjo silk studio booth, I became mesmerised by the shine and character of the silk yarns. As a then-beginner spinner, I got myself a few packs of silk and wool-silk spinning fibres which I promptly sampled going home. After looking at my plyback samples, I stashed those fibres for the longest time, for whenever I would be good enough to spin them.⁠

Continue reading Greta`s @gretacornejomakes new Learning to Spin Silk Yarns article at the School where she encourages you to source some luxury fibres (@sweetgeorgia has lovely kits) and add them to your spinning stash. Or unearth that luxury fibre you got a few seasons ago and play. Even five grams can ignite a lot of fun and creativity to your craft.⁠

#sosspinning #spinningsilk #handspunsilk #silkfiber #spinningsilkyarn #spinnersofinstagram #schoolofsweetgeorgia

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In a few short years, the development of e-spinners for every budget and every level of experience has made the electric spinner go from purely aspirational to totally attainable. Have you ever wondered if spinning with e-spinners might expand your spinning practice? Have you considered getting an e-spinner, and if so, which model is right for you? ⁠

Over at the new Spinning with e-Spinners course, instructor Debbie Held @doodler01 will answer these questions and more as she teaches how to use this unique spinning tool! Learn just how versatile they are with loads of tips and tricks to help you improve your skills. And then at the SOS Community Forums, you can share your project pictures, ask questions, and join in the spinning chat.⁠

Find the Spinning with e-Spinners course page at our link in bio!⁠

#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #espinners #electronicspinningwheels #spinningwheel #spinningyarn #handspun

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Following the release of Rachel Smith`s @woolnspinning Spinning Luxury Fibres: Silk where we began the exploration of spinning with a variety silk fibres, we`ll soon continue on the luxury fibre path with the upcoming Spinning Luxury Fibres: Camelids!⁠

With an introduction to Camelid fibres, including types, locational varieties, and considerations for spinning, and exploring Merino wool and silk blends with these luxurious fibres, Rachel will briefly introduce the camelid family of mammals and discuss how their genus breaks down. Then we get into specifics with alpacas, llamas, and camels.⁠

Now available, you can find the materials list for the course so you can begin preparing for the lesson launch on April 6th. There you can also find the link to the new Spinning Luxury Kit, shown here, at the @sweetgeorgia shop! ⁠

#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #camelidfibre #camelidfibers #spinningcamelids #alpacafiber #llamafiber #camelfiber #spinningfiber

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As much as I want to have a really deep, profound reason for making things, it’s really simple: I just really love making things with my hands. I’ve always worked with paper, collaging and glueing, knitting, and playing with yarn and patterns. I find my podcast is an extension of that creative energy, to be able to create something digitally and share that with others.⁠

Rachel Smith @woolnspinning is a passionate learner, a kind and clear teacher, and a jewel in our community. At the new SOS article `Learn About Spinning Instructor Rachel Smith`, Greta Cornejo @gretacornejomakes speaks with Rachel and shares some insights into her work. If you haven`t yet watched Rachel’s online spinning courses at the School, we encourage you to do so.⁠

Read the full article at the School – link in bio »⁠

#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #woolnspinning

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In a few short years, the development of e-spinners for every budget and every level of experience has made the electric spinner go from purely aspirational to totally attainable. Should you get an e-spinner and if so, which model is right for you? ⁠

Instructor Debbie Held @doodler01 will answer all of these questions and more as she teaches us how to use this unique spinning tool at the coming-soon Spinning with E-Spinners. Debbie will have loads of tips and tricks to help you improve your skills. ⁠

View the materials list to get your supplies ready before the course launch on March 16th »⁠

#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #espinner #espinning #spinnersofig

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I recently became the new owner of a Louet S10 spinning wheel. I had been letting the idea of learning to spin churn around in my mind for the last year or so, but I never let it get past the “I’d like to learn that” phase. It just seemed like there were too many hurdles, and it wasn’t the right time.

Well, I happened to throw it out into the universe (Aka Makers Circle😂) one night that I would really like to learn to spin. Less than a week later, I had a wheel. Another knitter in our community was ready to pass hers along, and I happily took her home. She’s from the 80’s (just like me) and a bit of a tricky beast to learn (also, like me 😉) but I’ve named her Lizzy, after her former owner and her new one, since we share a name!

So, this is where the fun begins. Starting at absolute zero is a challenge, but I’m reminding myself that it is important to continue to learn and grow. And, I do know quite a bit about yarn after all, so at least I know what I’m aiming for. Now to just learn how to get there.

Pictured here is my first skein of yarn. Yarn, that I made! In all it’s perfectly imperfect glory.

Also, I really appreciate all the advice/account recommendations that I’ve received in my stories as I shared about this the last few weeks. If you’d like to pop your favorite books/Insta accounts/podcasts/websites below I’d love to keep them all here as a resource for all of us!

The best advice I received so far was to sign up for schoolofsweetgeorgia since I haven’t found anyone local to learn from yet! This first skein is a product of the learning to spin from scratch class.

Cheers to being a beginner! 🥂

#handspunyarn #handspunhabit #spinnersofinstagram #sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #knittersofinstagram #spinittoknitit

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