Monday, March 09, 2009

Color Class!!!

HANDS ON COLOR, a Spinning Workshop

with Lynne Vogel

Dubose Conference Center, Monteagle, TN

9 AM-4 PM, May 16 & 17, 2009

Workshop Coordinator: Daria Bocciarelli


Come as you are and leave with new color spinning skills and inspiration.


I’ve been wanting to hold a residential spinning retreat here on the mountain for some time. Finally, it is going to happen! Monteagle, TN is on Tennessee’s beautiful Cumberland Plateau (the “mountain”) and is minutes from both Sewanee’s beautiful University of the South campus and Tennessee’s scenic South Cumberland Recreation Area. Those of you who have come to Shakerag Workshops will know that we’re just a few miles from St. Andrews Sewanee.


Hands On Color, a Spinning Workshop is a residential, two-day color intensive for spinners who want to expand their understanding of spinning hand-painted rovings. In a casual and supportive atmosphere you will learn how to make many different yarns from one handpainted roving and broaden your understanding of color theory and color relationships as they relate to spinning. And just spin. We’ll explore yarn design wholistically by knitting or crocheting with our samples to see how yarns look in the final project. Although this is not a beginning spinning class, if you are comfortable spinning at a wheel or spindle, then you are ready to take this class. More experienced spinners and dyers will find plenty of inspiration from this class as well. Lynne’s goal is to encourage each participant to move forward from their own individual skill level, both technically and artistically. This is definitely going to be a very fun class, a color feast.


We’ll be housing the workshop at the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. Reasonable and clean accomodations are available in dorm-style Claiborne Hall. Three meals a day are served in the dining room. Our conference room is large and airy, capable of holding up to 25 spinners with wheels. Mary Ann Pagano of Three Waters Farm will have a beautiful mini-store set up with fiber, yarn and handmade soap. Local participants or those with other lodgings are welcome to attend for the class, or class and meals.


Deadline for registration is May 1, 2009. Please contact workshop coordinator Daria Bocciarelli for more information and registration forms.


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