Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want
About Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want with Jillian Moreno
Is the yarn in your head the yarn in your hand? Do you always spin the same yarn? Do you have a dream yarn you just can't make happen? Are you unhappy with what happens to the colors when you spin a variegated top or roving? Do you love your handspun yarn, but don't like how it looks knitted? In this class, we’ll focus on making yarn that inspires you from commercially dyed roving and top -- yarn you’ll love to knit with. We’ll follow the ideas in my book “Yarnitecture: A Knitter’s Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want” and explore fiber, preparation, draft, ply, and color and how each element affects your finished yarn. Along the way you’ll get tips to keeping your yarn’s end use or yarn vision in mind and your yarn consistent. This class will give you confidence to build the yarns you want to knit with!
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
A wheel in good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes, materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit available for U.S. students. Materials kit will be an additional $25 + $8.50 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.
Instructor will be happy to work with international students to help them find suitable fibers.
If you can spin a continuous thread and have made a 2-ply yarn, even one time, this class is for you.
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.
Jillian Moreno, author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture: A Knitter’s Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want, can’t stop writing and teaching about spinning and using handspun. She is passionate about exploring the structure of yarn and color, and using them in an intentional way in knitting, stitching, and weaving. She enthusiastically encourages her students to feel confidence and joy making and using their handspun, even if it means singing and dancing in class. When she’s at home in Ann Arbor, Michigan, she can be found wantonly basking in her stash and working on her next book.
How It Works
Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.
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.