Posted by: creativespinning | August 12, 2009

Workshop

Dineke's inspiration, yarn and some design work

Dineke's inspiration, yarn and some design work

Alet's inspiration, yarns and some design work

Alet's inspiration, yarns and some design work

This past week has been busy and exciting. I have had two Dutch friends, Dineke and Alet, studying creative spinning with me and they both produced some gorgeous yarns.

We started with an image – one each – and then I asked them to undertake various exercises: isolating the colours, making a collage, then we photocopied th e original and collage or drawing in black and white. This helped enormously with structure. By the end of the second day we had some stunning yarns.

All this activity took place in my studio at the Duchy Square Centre for Creativity in Princetown. On their day of rest (!) the ladies did a monoprinting course with David Lister, another Duchy artist, and they have more ideas about design. Then a day admiring Lesley Prior’s gorgeous fibre animals, Bowmont sheep, angora goats and cashmere goats, then then another day spinning and finally they joined in with an indigo workshop that I was running.

 

Jane

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Responses

  1. lovely! 🙂

  2. Thank you! I was delighted with the work and I hope Dineke and Alet will go on to use these designs to create more yarns
    Jane


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