Living Color: A Day with Braids


One seat including materials fees for Living Color: A Day with Braids with Jillian Moreno on October 13, 2020. See details below for more info.

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Living Color: A Day with Braids with Jillian Moreno

Workshop Description: Are you ready for the ultimate dyed braids class, a whole day of experimenting with color? In this class we will spin nothing but beautiful hand-dyed braids of fiber. We’ll explore different breeds and blends, but mostly we will play with color. Working with singles yarns, plied yarns and textured yarns, we’ll experiment with keeping colors clear, combining and mixing them with naturals, solids and other variegated braids. You’ll hone your skills drafting colors together, working with fractals and planning projects with multiple braids. We’ll explore how to stretch colors, compliment colors and avoid the dreaded twins of color – spinning mud and clown barf. There will be lots of time to discuss the whys and hows of color braids and time to play and experiment.

Student skill level: If you can spin a continuous thread and have made a plied yarn, even once, this class is for you.

Students to bring: A wheel in good working order, at least four bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. If you’d like, bring pattern ideas that you’d like to spin and knit with variegated yarn.

Materials fee: Included in the cost of the workshop. Coffee, continental breakfast, and vegan-friendly buffet lunch are also provided.

Date and Time: Tuesday, October 13, 2020. 9am-4pm.

Location: Hudson Valley Workshops hosted by Clemes & Clemes at the Best Western Kingston Hotel and Conference Center, 503 Washington Ave, Kingston, NY 12401. Hotel rooms may be reserved via this link at the adjoining Best Western Plus for $129 per night for one or two beds for Monday, October 12th through Thursday, October 15th. Ask for the “Hudson Valley Workshops Rate” if placing your reservation over the phone at (845) 338-0400. Room reservations must be made by September 12, 2020.


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