My DVD 12 Ways to Spin Handpainted Top is available now! I filmed this last April when I was in Colorado for Yarn Fest. That week was a crazy blur of fun, I filmed two DVDs and taught a whole host of classes.
If you feel stuck spinning your handpainted fiber the same way every time, this DVD might nudge you to try something a little different. I show ways to keep colors the same, ways to mix up a single braid and ways to combine braids. I show how to prepare the top, how to spin it and what it looks like as yarn and as a knitted swatch. This DVD is based on a favorite class of mine to teach and it almost always sells out when I offer it.
Interweave is also offering my DVD as part of a spinning kit. The kit includes the DVD and 4 ounces of handpainted top, dyed by the wonderful Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns. We collaborated to make a colorway exclusive to this kit based on the work of Sonia Delaunay. Felicia sent me a braid of the fiber to play with and it is exactly what I imagined, vibrant and exciting.
I spun the fiber as a flipped 2-ply. I divided it in two vertically and spun one ply from the top end and one ply from the bottom end. I like how it mixes the colors.
If you do decide to check out my DVD, let me know what you think and what you make!