Fractal Fascination

October 5th-6 hours(9:00-noon/1:00-4:00)

Classroom Location: Vortex Yarns 218A Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, Taos, NM 87571

Do you have some of those beautiful hand painted rovings with all of those gorgeous colors? Or maybe one with an unusual color scheme? Are you tired of spinning them the same old way, or don’t know how to spin them into something useable? Then this is the class for you! Fractal yarns are a wonderful solution for those multi-colored rovings. This class will take the confusion out of fractal spinning. Students will create several fractal yarns, and most importantly, will make quick samples to be able to see how those fractals will look when made up. There will be discussion on what types of fractals to use for different pieces, from head to toe. Preferred finishing techniques will be outlined, and examples of fractal fabrics will be shown. In this class we’ll explore: Hand-Painted Roving Making Fractals 2-ply v. 3-ply Color Ratios Finishing Techniques Fractal Fabric After this class, you will be able to spin beautiful fractal yarns that are uniquely suited to create fascinating color patterns within a garment or fabric.

Skill Level:Easy

Students should be able to spin a 2-ply yarn on their wheel.

Instructor Kimberly Darling

$30 materials fee, includes: handout, hand-painted rovings, sampling cards.

Students need to bring: Spinning Wheel- in working order, 3 or 4 bobbins, Lazy Kate, Niddy Noddy (optional), Scissors, Marker/Pen, 1 Roll Invisible tape

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