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Ontario Handspinning Seminar

Spinning a Rainbow of Yarns—Blending for Tints, Tones, and Shades

Barbara Fawcett

Tints, tones, and shades augment the colours found on the colour wheel by adding white, gray, and black. In this workshop, we will blend to create tints, tones, and shades by observing how the addition of white, gray, or black can extend the variety of colours available to the creative spinner. Some colour theory will be presented.

Workshop Description

Bring the following: Working spinning wheel, hand cards (fine is preferable), at least three bobbins, Lazy Kate, niddy noddy, work apron or lap cloth, pen or pencil, notebook, small electronic scale capable of weighing to 0.1 grams for weighing fibre.

Instructor Bio

As a child, Barbara Fawcett was fascinated with the story of the girl who, with magical help from an imp named Rumpelstiltskin, could spin straw into gold. About 12 years ago she embarked on a journey to turn that fascination into reality. A recent OHS Spinning Certificate graduate, Barb is currently exploring many concepts presented over the program’s six years, primarily focusing on the design of yarns using Ramie fibre as well as fibre grown in her husband's garden. A lover of all types of textiles, she spins, weaves, knits, crochets, quilts, and makes clothes for her grandchildren. She is a passionate dyer using both natural and commercial dyes.

Saturday Afternoon

Workshop Schedule

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