Janel Laidman learned to knit while an exchange student in Denmark, where she observed that all the Danish girls seemed to be able to knit socks and learn physics at the same time.Â Wanting to be just as cool, she bought a sweater's worth of Icelandic yarnâ€”and a lifelong odyssey was launched!
Janel is known for her artistic colorwork and lace designs.Â Remembering those Danish days, she returned to the intriguing subject of socks and in 2005 wrote her first book, The Eclectic Sole.Â Since then she's gone on to author The Enchanted Sole, The Sock Report, and Skein Theory.
Janel lives in the semi-wilds of Sherwood, Oregon, where she spends her time playing with wool string, spinning her own yarn, and inventing new and exciting ways to incorporate chocolate into her diet.
STITCHES Midwest 2013 ETC Classes
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Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
ETC Intermediate Color Tricks in Spinning
Learn to control the color changes in your spinning to get just the effect you wantâ€”stripes, no stripes, short stripes, long stripes! We'Â’ll make a gradient yarn, a fractal stripe, and lots more tricks. We'Â’ll also learn how to card fibers to produce particular color effects. Learn to tone down a fiber thatÂ’'s too bright, which colors to blend to get that perfect green, or how to make your colors pop.
Note: Students should be familiar with their wheel and be able to spin a continuous thread. Can be done on a spindle but students may not spin enough to see the effects.
Materials fee: $18 for fibers
This event is also available as part of a combo package which includes this class, 15 hours of classes, Opening Day and Luncheon, Fashion Show and Dinner, and the Student Banquet.
Color Tricks in Spinning Combo Information