The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Marled Yarns: Creating Multicolored Yarn at the Wheel

Friday, October 20, 2017

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Carolyn Rivello

Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 10

5 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Do you love multicolored yarns? Marling is a fascinating way to create them right at the wheel - no dyeing, no having to buy fiber that you aren’t sure what you will get when they are spun up. All the control is yours – and with it, an infinite world of color possibilities!

Students will learn how to make the two types of marled yarns while spinning samples using painter’s and printer’s primaries, and white, black & gray for tints, tones & shades. We will discuss basic color theory as it relates, we’ll have plenty of time for spinning samples to take with you (as in the photo), and we’ll talk about what to use the finished yarns for. There will also be plenty of samples, both of yarn and finished items, for students to check out for inspiration for projects of their own.

Level of experience: Intermediate

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Materials Information

There is a $20 materials fee included in your registration fee.

Materials Provided by Instructor: Fiber & handouts Materials

Provided by Student: Spinning wheel in working order, empty bobbins (at least 3), ball winder or nostepinne, lazy kate, niddy-noddy, cotton thread for tying skeins, scissors, notebook, pen/pencil, index cards and marker for marking skeins & samples

Homework: None

Workshop Instructor

Carolyn Rivello has been involved with handwork of all kinds since learning to sew in 4-H when she was young. She has been spinning for seventeen more