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Secrets from the Skein - Kim McBrien Evans

  • PNE Hastings Room 2 2901 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1 Canada (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
  • identifying 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

Supplies 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. 

Homework: none

Class Level: All Levels

3 hour class - $120

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