Posts Tagged ‘Wool’

Painted Skeins

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Today I took the Paint A Wool Skein class at the Weavers Guild.  Aimee Radman is a great teacher and it was a really fun class.

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We mixed enough colors to paint two skeins.  The hardest part was waiting for the colors to set and yarns to cool before the final rinse. skein2_2

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The colors really blossomed beautifully after finishing.

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What a great class!

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I made yarn…I think

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Yesterday was my second day of Spinning for Knitters that I’m taking through the Weavers Guild at the Textile Center.  Our teacher, Nancy Preckshot, is a great teacher with a wealth of spinning knowledge, but also enough patience to deal with us bumbling newbies.  It definitely took me awhile to figure what I was doing, and even then the going was pretty rough.  But amazingly, by the end of our first 3 hour class, I had yarn!

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Granted, it’s probably some of the gnarliest yarn you’ve ever seen, but it’s yarn nonetheless!!

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Nancy encouraged us to take a wheel home with us for the duration of the class so we can continue practicing at home.

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She also sent us home with 5 oz. of brightly colored fleece to practice with.  No big surprise that mine is purple and turquoise, I’m sure.blueyarn2

Celeste approves of the gnarly yarn (or maybe it’s just the dangly woolly bits…)

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