One seat including materials fees for Yarnitecture with Jillian Moreno on October 14, 2020. See details below for more info.
Yarnitecture with Jillian Moreno
Workshop Description: Is the yarn in your head the yarn in your hand? Do you always spin the same yarn? Do you have a dream yarn you just can’t make happen? Are you unhappy with what happens to the colors when you spin a variegated top or roving? Do you love your handspun yarn, but don’t like how it looks knitted?
In this class, we’ll focus on making yarn that inspires you from commercially dyed roving and top — yarn you’ll love to knit with. Together we’ll build your yarn from fiber braid up to a knitted swatch. We’ll start by talking about the blueprint for a yarn, the yarn vision. We’ll break yarn down into all of its parts. We’ll build your yarn’s foundations by exploring fiber breeds and preparations. The walls – they’re the different drafting and plying methods we’ll work with. Finally, the roof goes on as we manipulate variegated top and roving to get the colors you’ve chosen just the way you want them. All along the way you’ll get tips to keeping your yarn’s end use or yarn vision in mind and your yarn consistent. This class will give you confidence to build the yarns you want to knit with!
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 is good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. Please bring knitting needles in the size you use for your default yarn, we will knit swatches if time allows.
Materials fee: Included in the cost of the workshop. Coffee, continental breakfast, and vegan-friendly buffet lunch are also provided.
Date and Time: Wednesday, October 14, 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.