Plying For Color Workshop

WOW!! What a weekend!  My head is swimming in colour.  I have learned a lot and I am trying to absorb it all, well… at least half of it.  I had an absolutely fantastic time, I am still grinning, ear to ear.

The workshop “Plying for Color” is put on by Deb Menz, author of “Color In Spinning”.  She is only doing 2 to 3 workshops a year, so we are very lucky to get her.  Well… rumors have it, that one of our guild members stalked met her at SOAR a few years ago and twisted her arm convinced her to visit Alaska and put on a workshop while she is here.  Qiviut might have been used as a bribe an enticement.

The workshop was put on in a workshop of one of guild members, this allowed us to leave our wheels setup for the 3 days.

Deb did not come up here empty handed. 

She sent 1…




tables full of hand painted rovings (mostly merino) that she painted herself.

These pics capture the colour a bit better though still inadequate.

We were all ohing and ahhing.

She also brought up samples that were beautifully photographed for “Color in Spinning”.  All the information she covered in this workshop is also in the book.

Deb is an exceptional teacher, she is soooo enthused about her craft/work and is such a hoot.  She kept us busy but not overwhelmed and was always ready to any answer questions.  I highly recommend taking a workshop from her.  One of the attendees flew up from Seattle to participate.

I’ll be posting more about the workshop.

Spring has finally arrived so I off to go outside and enjoy it. Ta ta.



4 Responses to “Plying For Color Workshop”

  1. Jeanne Says:

    Gorgeous rovings – can’t wait to hear more about the workshop!

  2. Opal Says:

    OMG! Look at all those gorgeous rovings! I’m so jealous! 😀

  3. ladyoftheloom Says:


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