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Colour & Breed Studies: October to March

It’s that time again! We will be starting a new colour studies in the Ravelry group and SLACK channel in the coming weeks. I will be setting up a new thread for this next set of colour studies … and please expect something slightly different this time round! Our dear friend, Katrina, will be dyeing for us again. Once again, just as the last two times, she will be looking in the thread on Ravelry for inspiration and ideas for a colourway to dye for us. The difference this time round, however, will be that she will be choosing THREE colourways to dye for us. This is really exciting!

There are several ideas behind this colour study:

  1. Exploring our comfort with colour often begins with studying the colour wheel and understanding how colour can play together in fibre, yarn and fabric,
  2. Those many braids of fibre in our stash that we’ve collected aren’t that different from one another as we begin to pull them out and line them up (after all, there are only so many colours in said colour wheel!), and finally,
  3. Combining colours, without having to spin different fibres at the same time, is a great way to be introduced to a new (or new-ish) fibre while focusing on colour!

You may have guessed from the list above that there will be a particular fibre that we will be studying and you are right. We will be studying Finn and I hope you are as excited as I am! The trick to this study will be exploring the Finn and figuring out how to combine your various colourways into a new colourway!

In order to submit a photo to the Ravelry group, you will need to be a member of the group. This study will last about 6 months before we delve into our next Colour and Breed Study. Our hope is that your confidence will be increased by the end as you get busy with combining colours, choosing how to spin them (!!) and enjoying the Finn.

I sincerely hope you will join us!

If you’d prefer not to buy fibre, please note that you are more than welcome to join us and combine your own fibres and walk alongside us as we work through combo-spinning and drafting. We’d love to have you along for the ride!

For more, to submit a photo or learn more, please head over here!

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