SP07 Blending Boards: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly with Heavenly Bresser
Wednesday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Turf Valley – Willows C & D
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. Skill level: Suitable for all. Maximum number of students: 18. Students should bring: Blending board, notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, spinning wheel in working order (e-spinners with battery packs are welcome), lazy kate or equivalent. Students are encouraged to bring the fibers they’d like to blend, in a variety of colors.
Class Code: SP07 Class Fee: $55. Materials Fee: None.
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, handpainted braids of fiber, handspun yarn, and accessories as well as jewelry for fiber artists and enthusiasts. Heavenly is dedicated to helping fiber artists of all levels expand their knowledge about their craft and try new things. She loves working with color, repairing older spinning wheels, and spending time with family.