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Flying Colors: Transforming Colors at the Wheel


Price includes 6 hours of class. A kit is required for this class; the $27 kit fee will be added to your order.

With Jillian Moreno

Nov 6, 2:00-4:00pm CDT,
Nov 7, 2:00-4:00pm CST,
Nov 13, 2:00-4:00pm CST

Explore different ways to mix and blend color at your wheel, no tools needed!

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Explore the many ways you can create, modify, and transform color using just your spinning wheel. By mixing and blending through plying and drafting, we’ll make stripes, gradients, heathers, and tweeds from solid and natural colors. Along the way, you’ll see how easy it is to choose colors that work together.

We’ll dig into tints, tones, and shades and learn how important these in-between colors are for bringing color combinations to life.

Barber-pole, or marled, when you think of these yarns do you think of a color plied with white or black? We’ll investigate how much more there is to marled yarns than stark contrast.

We’ll learn how to make yarns with intermittent color, adding smaller bits of color in a planned or in an organic way. And of course, we’ll spend time working with braids, mixing, combining, and blending colors, to make yarns that are a feast for the eye.

By the end of this class you will feel color confident and ready to spin the rainbow!

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
If you can spin a continuous thread and have made a 2-ply yarn (even just once!) this class is for you!

A kit is required for this class; the $27 kit fee will be added to your order.
The kit will include:
•Naturally colored, white, grey, and black or dark brown top or roving (we are using Shetland)

•Solid-colored, dyed fiber, top or roving, 6–7 different colors. Two should be in the same color family, like light blue and medium blue (we are using dyed Corriedale)
•Pieces of two dyed braids. It’s best if these braids are dyed in a pattern, rather than speckled (we’re using Blue Faced Leicester and Corriedale)
Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.

Supply List
• Spinning basics: A wheel in good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. Any other spinning tools that you like to have on hand.
• Please bring a couple of braids that you really like to use for examining tint, tone, and shade. (We won’t spin them in class.)

Additional information

Main Technique

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Jocelyn S.
Mind blowing

What a great class. Jillian taught us multiple ways of changing up the colors in our spinning, including in the fly at the wheel. I live taking her classes. She is so supportive and affirming.