The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Color Blending - Combed and Carded, Unlocking the Spectrum

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 - 12:00

Instructor: Esther Rodgers

Class Fee: $125.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 16

6 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Choosing the way you blend color and texture is really important to the technique you use to spin, and on the resulting yarn.. There are a number of different ways to blend colors in fiber, and each one produces a different result.

In this class students will learn different blending techniques using hand combs, drum carders, blending boards and hackles.  Techniques for each tool will be taught, as well as general color blending tricks.

Materials are: fiber for blending. 

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Assorted fibers (combed top/roving, sparkle, etc.) and are encouraged to bring a any fiber tools (hand combs, hackles drum carder and/or blending board) if they own one!

Students can bring a wheel or spindle if they’d like to try spinning their prep right away, however spinning techniques will not be taught.

Workshop Instructor

Esther is a full time fiber artist from Mebane NC.  She is known as a creative art yarn spinner and for her unique fiber preparation. more