CARDING INSPIRING COLORWAYS. With Ashley Martineau of How to Spin Yarn. Saturday, August 20, 2016. 10 AM-4 PM. $75.00 per person, fiber included. $25.00 deposit holds your space.
What to 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!
CARDING Landscapes Series https://youtu.be/0IjDwjo0eOI
CARDING Moods Series (link coming soon)
CARDING Beachcomber Landscape Batt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Ud8gcZqFU
CARDING Anticipation Mood Batt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfZSESVa0oA