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Fall: November 4–7, 2019. Explore 4 “Wild Card” Fiber Retreat: Color Blending with Wool and Limited Palettes. Okay, so I thought we wouldn’t be doing much with theory in this retreat but would just be playing with color. It turns out I’ve accumulated a lot of theoretical knowledge over the years, so yes, I’ll talk about theory—and I’m already knee-deep in preparing the background handout. However, the blending we’ll be doing will be grounded in just doing it, producing a multitude of colors out of what painters refer to as limited palettes: small groups of selected colors that open gateways to many others. You don’t have to have a bunch of colors in your stash to produce rainbows. And . . . if you start with a limited palette, the resulting colors will be harmonious. It’s a lot of fun. I could spend weeks just blending colors. Yes, we’ll also work with breed-specific wools, to develop a sense of how color works on different bases, although our primary experiments will use Corriedale. Click here to register.
As of April 12, 2019, we are on waiting list status for the Fall 2019 retreat. Register at the link above to have your name placed in the queue.
Spring: March 16–19, 2020. Explore 4 Fiber Retreat: Gotlands from All Angles. We’ll be experiencing a single breed from all sorts of angles: as fleece direct from the sheep, and from several sources (the genetics are interesting); in a couple of commercially processed forms; we’re working on facilities arrangements for a washing sequence; we’ll probably felt a bit. We’ll definitely spin. Among other things, you’ll discover the advantages and disadvantages of both working from a whole fleece and buying prepared top or roving. As usual, all sorts of questions and experiments will arise.
Fall: November 9–12, 2020. Explore 4 “Wild Card” Fiber Retreat: Topic to be determined.
Click here to register for Fall 2020.