Vibrant: Blending and Spinning for Color Effects

Kate Larson

Friday All Day

Modern spinners have a bounty of dyed locks, rovings, and combed tops at our fingertips. While much of what we buy is ready to spin, we can also dive in and make our own blends and adapted preparations. In this workshop, we will prepare and sample a variety of yarns―tweed, marled, ombré, and more―while exploring color interactions and basic color theory. Learn to create several different preparations and blends using your handcards, and you’ll also have a chance to try your hand at color blending on a hackle.

Skill Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn.

Material fee: $25 Wide range of fibers, handouts, and recordkeeping materials.

Larson_Vibrant 1

Student Supplies: Several spindles or a spinning wheel in good working condition, several bobbins, a lazy kate, and handcards. (Spindlers: bring a lazy kate or gear for your preferred plying method.)

Homework: None