Staring at your yarn stash deciding what weaving project shall be next, your eyes land on that yarn you bought at a fiber fair in 2012. You loved it then, and you love it now, but it remains on the shelf because you are just not sure how to use it. Or you still have a small quantity of a precious and expensive yarn, but don’t know how to combine it with other yarns so that it still plays the starring role in the design. Or maybe your yarn stash has simply reached critical mass, and you need to use it up so you can order more. This one-day off-loom workshop will give you suggestions for using the yarn you have to weave the cloth you want. Bring a few of your “challenge” yarns with you, and leave with one or more project ideas.
-Evaluate the qualities and properties of the yarns you’ve brought.
-Share ideas about the best project for them with other participants.
-Learn ways to combine your stash yarns with other yarns.
-Get hands-on practice with color-mixing exercises, fiber identification & research and drafting with graph paper or computer software.
Supplies to bring: A few yarns from your stash you are not sure how to use, pencil, pen, a few colored pencils or markers, graph paper, small calculator, scissors, scotch tape, color wheel
Materials Fee: $10 for Handout with design worksheet, design tools
Registration: Members $100, Non-members $120
Instructor: Karen Donde