Colour Blending

17,5030,00

Description

Beginners Colour Blending ½ day

Morning Workshop 9:30 – 16:30

Colour wheel carding on a drum carder or hand cards using pre dyed commercial tops.

Getting the perfect colour…… Y0u want that special shade and you just can’t find it? Well, make it.

Starting with primary colours, we’ll explore the colour wheel. How much of each? How many colours? How many passes? The range of tints and accents you can achieve is almost infinite. In your hands, simple red, yellow, and blue become infinite shades of teals, emeralds, lavenders and amethyst, fiery orange, and earthy browns as you create your own marvellous recipes and mixes. Come and experiment.

We’ll be sampling and recording all along the way, to ensure you get those recipes down.

  • Basic blending.
  • How many colours.
  • Getting hotter or colder?
  • How do you place it, how many passes?
  • How will you prepare it for spinning
  • How will you spin for the effect you want?

Ability level: Basic knowledge/operation of a drum carder/hand cards required and students need to be able to spin a singles competently.

Equipment required: Bring a spinning wheel in good working order or you can borrow one from the stable. A pair of general purpose hand cards, or a drum carder with mini carder/burnishing brush, a scale that can measure in gram increments if you have one and a sampling notebook with sturdy pages (spiral bound sketch books) or index cards and a pen/cil.

Price per person €35 to include refreshments, materials and notes. You get to take away your personally carded blends.
Class size: 4 people.

Book both workshops together as a full day for €60 and please bring a packed lunch.
50% deposit to reserve your place with the remaining 50% to be paid on the day.

 

Advanced Colour Blending ½ day

Afternoon Workshop 13:30 – 16:30
You’ve conquered the colour wheel, you know your tints from your shades. Now a bit more fun.

  • Multi coloured batts – Layering vertically or horizontally.
  • Turning and reblending.
  • Painting the drum.
  • Striped top/humbug
  • Sequentially striping top (drum carder only)
  • Gradient puni rolags/fauxlags

Ability level: A good working knowledge of colour blending, use of a diz and how to make puni/fauxlags an advantage. Basic knowledge/operation of a drum carder/hand cards/blending board and being able to spin a singles competently is essential.

Equipment needed:You should bring a spinning wheel in good working order or borrow one of mine, a pair of general purpose hand cards or a drum carder or blending board and it’s mini carder/ burnishing brush, a scale that can measure in gram increments if you have one. A diz and it’s hook. A pair of dowel rods/chopsticks two hands width wider than your board or drum carder is ideal), a rubber door wedge for your drum carder. Bring your sampling notebook or index cards, a pen/cil.

Price per person €35 to include materials, notes, use of equipment and refreshments.
Class size: 4 people.

Book both workshops together as a full day for €60 and please bring a packed lunch.
50% deposit to reserve your place with the remaining 50% to be paid on the day.

Additional information

Date

18th April 2019, 1st August 2019, 12 October 2019

Workshop

Beginners Colour Blending, Advanced Colour Blending, Both