Sunday, March 06, 2011

2011 Workshops: Fun Will Be Had

Kathy's rovings dyed in my Harrisville Class, 2010
HANDS ON COLOR: FIBER SALAD! Residential 2 day intensive spinning workshop, Dubose Conference Center, Monteagle, TN. Friday evening May 20- Sunday May 22, 2011.

DYE SPIN KNIT: Residential 5 day spin, dye, knit workshop, Harrisville Designs, Harrisville NH.
Two Sessions! August 1-5, 2011 and October 3-7, 2011.

Also, offering private or small group spinning lessons in Sewanee, TN in March and April, beginner through advanced. Contact me for more information.

Fiber Frenzy! Handblended yarns.
Hands On Color: Fiber Salad!
Join us for a Fiber Frenzy. Spin yourself silly! This year's retreat will focus on working with many different materials, combining them in beautiful art yarns. We'll work with roving, fleece, locks, silk, glitz, fabric, yarns, felt items,beads, you name it, learning sound techniques for joining these different materials and using them to maximum effect. Class materials include a 4 ounce hank of handpainted Blue Face Leicester wool to use as "glue" plus a large bag of mixed materials (fiber salad). Hone your manual acuity! By the time you leave this class you will probably be able to spin the phone book. There will be tons more fiber for sale as well. Come join the fun! Contact Jan Quarles for official flier and registration form.

Cynthia's fibers and yarns, Harrisville 2010
Dye Spin Knit
This year I'm offering my Harrisville class twice, once in August and again in October. This is a wholistic yarn design class, focusing on color usage: how to spin many different yarns from one handpainted roving, understanding how handpaints spin up, handpainting your own fiber, color mixing, and knitting your sample yarns. We'll focus on different types of singles yarns, plus different ways of using and plying these yarns. This class is designed to bring out your inner yarn diva and cement your self confidence in your own artistic vision. We also have tons of silly fun, like the photo somebody took of all our crazy toenail polish colors! (would somebody please email me that photo?) Contact Harrisville Designs for more information.

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