Using basic spinning skills, students will explore some of the effects possible from one handpainted roving. A color-theory and fiber-content discussion will help students evaluate handpainted rovings and their potential for various techniques. With different predraft preparation and different drafts, students will create multicolored single and two-ply yarns, and also a number of different yarns, including various two-ply combinations, Navajo plied self-striping yarn, fractal spinning techniques, and completely different colored yarns from the same roving. Each student receives a handpainted roving included in the class fee.
Students should bring a spinning wheel and 3 bobbins.