Blending Board Techniques

Skill Level:  All Levels

Prerequisites:  The only prerequisite is an open mind, a desire to learn and have fun with color.

Class Description:  Are you intrigued by the possibilities a blending board opens up but don’t know where to start?  Would you like to see what you can accomplish before committing to buying your own?  Or maybe you’ve played around with your blending board and would like to explore some new options.  In this workshop, we will start with the basics of applying and removing fiber and the care and cleaning of your blending board.  We will them move on to some of the more interesting things we can do with blending boards, such as making matching batts, striping, garneting, etc. 

Participants will receive various fibers and handouts.  

Students should bring:
Blending board (if you have one). 

Terri will have the following available for students to borrow:
Blending Boards


Color Blending with Hand Cards

Skill Level:  All Levels

Prerequisites:  The only prerequisite is an open mind, a desire to learn and have fun with color.

Class Description:
Have you ever wanted just a little bit of color for your spinning or knitting project? Have you ever wanted to spin your own gradient yarn? In this workshop, we will play with blending small amounts of fiber to create just the yarn that you need for your color work projects. We will also work on blending colors to create gradient yarns. We will also play with blending different types of fibers together to create additional color effects.  We will also discuss how to transfer this knowledge to blending larger amounts of fiber for larger projects.

Participants will receive various fibers and handouts.  

Students should bring:
Hand cards (wool or cotton).  A wheel or spindle for spinning samples. 

Terri will have the following available for students to borrow:
Hand cards


Color Blending with a Drum Carder

Skill Level:  All Levels

Prerequisites:  The only prerequisite is an open mind, a desire to learn and have fun with color.

Class Description:
In this workshop, we will discuss blending fiber to create just the yarn that you want.  We will work on blending colors to create gradient yarns. We will also play with blending different types of fibers together to create additional color effects.  We will also discuss how to create smaller samples before committing to blending fiber for a large project.

Participants will receive various fibers and handouts.  

Students should bring:
Drum carder, if you have one.  Hand cards (wool or cotton).  A wheel or spindle for spinning samples. 

Terri will have the following available for students to borrow:
Drum carder



Rates and Scheduling

Please contact Terri to discuss rates and scheduling of demonstrations.

Email
TerriSpins@gmail.com