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Kim McBrien-Evans - Secrets from the Skein

  • Edinburgh Corn Exchange New Market Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ UK (map)

Hand dyed yarns seduce us with their beauty, but are often challenging to work with. But once the honeymoon is over and you’re knitting your project, all its secrets rise to the surface. What is your hand dyed yarn REALLY telling you, and how can you best use it in your next project?
We’ll explore:

• what kinds of projects are best suited for different dyeing styles
• identify different dyeing styles and how to “read” your yarn
• the myth of the “dye lot”
• how to easily and effectively alternate skeins for larger projects and stripes

Level: Beginner

Skills needed: no specific skills required

Materials to bring: - notebook and pen/pencil

- a small amount of yarn (3 small balls of scrap yarn are fine) and appropriate needles (for practicing techniques)
any hand dyed yarn from your stash that you’d like help analyzing

Any "homework"?: none

Class size: 22