Blending Boards: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
About Blending Boards: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Heavenly Bresser
Come ready to learn proper technique for making rolags (the good), while avoiding common mistakes that make blending frustrating and difficult (the bad) and discovering ways to pick colors to blend together to create harmony instead of unintentional mud (the ugly). We’ll use commercially prepared fibers for blending and discuss how to use fleece. Learn an effective way to use the blending board to sample different color ideas and practice loading the board for ease of removal of rolags and ways to incorporate fibers of varying lengths without getting clumps, tangles, or excessive fibers left behind on the board.
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Blending board with accessories, i.e., dowel rods of various sizes; notebook; pen or pencil with eraser; spinning wheel in working order (e-spinners with battery packs are welcome); at least one empty bobbin for sampling; lazy kate or equivalent for plying samples; materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit includes various colors of fibers for blending. It will include commercial combed top in various colors, silk, and other fibers. Total of 6 oz. Students are welcome to have on hand any additional fibers they’d like to blend. Materials kit will be an additional $22 + calculated shipping, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.
Suitable for all.
Two sessions on Tuesday, April 27, from 10 am ET to noon ET, and from 2 pm ET to 4 pm ET.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Heavenly Bresser is the owner and founder of Heavenly Knitchet. She is excited to share her love for knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, and all things fiber related with the world. Not only is Heavenly a well-rounded fiber artist, but she is also a jewelry maker and loves to work with polymer clay. She currently sells various prepared fibers including batts, rolags, hand- painted braids of fiber, handspun yarn, accessories as well as jewelry for fiber artists and enthusiasts. Heavenly is dedicated to helping fiber artists of all levels to expand their knowledge about their craft and to try new things. She loves working with color, repairing older spinning wheels, and spending time with...
How It Works
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About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.