Summer School 2019 - Katie Weston
Spinning with Colour - course tutor Katie Weston
I love creating colourful yarns, and I love knitting things with colourful wool. However, I also want those colourful things to be stylish, and pleasing to look at.
My course is designed for spinners with a love of colour, who want to spin yarns that contain multiple colours, and be able to use them to make beautiful items. It’s based on my book, A Guide to Spinning Hand Dyed Fibre (https://www.hilltopcloud.co.uk/spinning-hand-dyed-fibre.html).
We will spend our week exploring the different styles of hand dyed combed top, discovering the many ways you can spin them, and getting the hang of how colour theory affects our yarns. We’ll also look at how you can use yarns with different colour patterns.
I have been a full time, professional hand dyer for the past 7 years. I developed the content of this course because I want people to be more confident spinning braids of hand dyed fibre, and to be able to look at hand dyed fibre and understand what sort of yarn it will produce. Together we’ll develop the skills you need to apply the content of the course to your own spinning and colour preferences, so you can go home and apply the theory to your day-to-day spinning. If you love buying colourful wool and want to be more confident spinning it, then this is the course for you!