(203) Spinning III: Harnessing the Power of Color

Explore various techniques for desired color outcomes. Color can be an inspiring and intimidating force when creating your own yarns. This class will focus on how the color choices a spinner makes prior to sitting at the wheel influence the final outcome of color in their projects. It will help you as a fiber artist achieve the color combinations you want rather than making mud. Fiber preparation choices will be discussed and then techniques for spinning color will be the main focus.

Format: Teacher-led demonstrations with option for students to participate. If students prefer to watch the workshop once and then do spinning exercises outside of the workshop time that is fine too. Students should be comfortable spinning a continuous yarn. Students can take this as a stand-alone class or in conjunction with Spinning 201, 202 and 204 for the complete Introtroduction to Spinning content.


X-Alanna Wilcox

Experience Level:


Class Length:

Two-hour Class

Class Day/Time:

Sunday Morning

Maximum Class Size:


Student Supplies:

Materials I will use in demonstrating and students may wish to assemble to perform the same spinning exercises:

  • Yarn making tool (working spinning wheel, drop spindle, or electric spinner).
  • Spinning wheel oil (if using a wheel or e-spinner to ensure equipment is in good working order).
  • 1 empty bobbin with leader.

Plus for Spinning III:

  • Commercially-prepared dyed combed wool top, blue (1oz) and yellow (1oz).
  • Hand cards.