Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want — October 2024
Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want — October 2024

Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want — October 2024

Regular price$250.00
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Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want

Teacher: Jillian Moreno

Cost: $250

When: Sundays, October 13 & 20, 9:00am–12:00pm

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 your yarn—your yarn vision—and break it down into all of its parts. We’ll build your yarn’s foundations by exploring fiber breeds and preparations. Your yarn’s walls are 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 for 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!

Prerequisites: If you can spin a continuous thread, have made a 2-ply yarn (even one), and know how to adjust your wheel, this class is for you!

Homework: None

Min/max number of participants: 4/14

Materials to bring along:

  • A wheel in good working order (i.e. you have spun on it recently)
  • Bobbins
  • Lazy kate (for plying)
  • Tags to mark samples
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • $35 materials fee, payable to Jillian at the first class (cash, check or Venmo/Paypal)
  • Fiber will be provided by Jillian

Jillian Moreno is the author of the best-selling book Yarnitecture: A Knitter’s Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want. She is passionate about investigating the structure of yarn and color, and using them in intentional ways in knitting, stitching and weaving. In her classes, students play and experiment with fibers and color, gain an enthusiasm for sampling, and come to see that their own definition of beautiful, consistent, or perfect yarn is the only one that matters. Combining technical and intuitive approaches to spinning, Jillian’s students gain confidence as well as solid skills to build any yarn they can dream of.

Before you register

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If a class is sold out you may call the shop at 734-780-7867 to be placed on a waitlist.

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