Mix It Up: The Basics of Combining Color with Braids

About Mix It Up: The Basics of Combining Color with Braids with Jillian Moreno

This class focuses on the fun of mixing and blending painted braids with other colors and other braids. We’ll explore how to choose colors that go together, what affects color in spinning, and how to avoid mud in your yarn. You’ll learn how to mix and blend colors in the ply and draft, and how to choose the easiest fibers that work well together. We’ll look at a lot of swatches so we can examine more closely how the colors in each method look from fiber, to yarn, to cloth. While you practice your mixing and blending, I’ll show you how to choose colors to turn up or turn down the brightness of a braid, the best way to stretch braids for projects. Finally, I show you how to sample to learn the most about spinning braids for color, and how to use those samples as shortcuts for your future braid spinning.

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 is good working order, at least three bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes. 1-2 painted braids. Small amounts of natural colored fiber, solid dyed fiber, and other braids to combine with your main braid.

Skill Level

If you can spin a continuous thread and have made a 2-ply yarn (even one time) this class is for you

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Mix It Up: The Basics of Combining Color with Braids


Single session on Monday, April 26, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Mix It Up: The Basics of Combining Color with Braids
Jillian Moreno
Jillian Moreno

Jillian Moreno

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.

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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.

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