I will be shopping for fleeces here with my friend Amanda from Classy Squid Fiber Company and will be at her booth for a meet-and-greet during Saturday afternoon. Feel free to stop by, I'll be signing books and spinning yarns on my SpinOlution Firefly.
CARDING INSPIRING COLORWAYS
with Ashley Martineau of How to Spin Yarn
$75.00 per person, fiber included
10:00am - 4:00pm
Bring: Spinning Wheel, Fiber Prep Equipment (Carder, Hand Cards), Extra Bobbins, Fiber to play with.
We will begin with CARDING: Landscapes - preparing fiber inspired by a landscape. Choose a landscape card during the class, and learn how to turn it into a breathtaking colorway using multiple techniques on a drum carder. Learn different methods of spinning art batts to keep the landscape cohesive as a yarn, and not have the colors get lost or muddied during the spinning process.
Lunch break around 12:30
In the afternoon we will play with CARDING Moods - where we will blend fiber based on how we feel or experience life in color. Choose a mood during this class and card it into a colorway, then tell the class what inspired you. Our final carding lesson will be carding a mood at random. Then we will learn more techniques for preparing these batts to spin into yarns.
Buckets of fiber will be provided.