Sunday, August 14, 2005

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ......Super Dyer

Took an amazing, mind bending workshop with the super rockstar- fabulous Lynne Vogel for the past 3 days with Miss Carla Jean, wanna-be cloud skirt wearer and super workshop arranger. I learned all kinds of stuff - the most instantly satisfying was yesterday's dye day. Here're the fruits of Carla & my labors:

Sweet, no? We dyed almost a pound of rovings in 1& 2 oz clumps.
We laughed a lot & possible broke into a dance or two.

I learned so much this weekend as part of the class and as my own dorky sidelines.
About color & plying.
Andean & Navajo plying.
Color blending.
I've overcome my freakish fear of changing my drive band & learned how to tie a mean leader. I've entered the obsessive land of energized singles. My brain is exhausted in the best possible way. And now I get to spin my half of all of that gorgeousness up there.
If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with Lynne Vogel run, do not walk, to worship at her feet. Even just looking at her finished work is mind expanding. Most importantly she will teach you that everythig, even a well placed fart, will felt your wet roving.


Blogger amy [Knitty] said...

love them all. one day, i want to be like my hero, jillian.

8:25 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Wow... also, holy crap. Those rovings are beautiful!!! I have to go wipe the drool off my keyboard.

9:50 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Told you so! xxxooo!

(you've seen mine, no? here, have a peek!)

8:02 AM  
Blogger freddyknits said...

I am so coveting your lovely rovings and new skills. I sooo wish I could have been there.

2:05 PM  
Blogger CJ said...

Damn - you do look happy with those rovings! Gorgeous (if I do say so myself).

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Susie said...

Breathtaking. Beyond words. I think I'll go dye some myself.

5:28 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I was lucky enough to spend a whole week with Lynne at Shakerag in June. I had never spun a thing in my whole life, I am now spinnin skinny (my blog title) and making socks right and left. I am a knitter of 20 years and was so ignorant of all the wonder of dying and spinning. HOORAY for Lynne. I think your rovings are just gorgeous.

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Libby said...

You are so cool!

I need to stop reading your blog because all the spinning and dying you are doing is making me want to delve headlong into the madness too! And that would require locking the kids in the closet. Oi! I'm not so good at the juggling - so no spinning, spinning, no spinning...

2:09 PM  

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