Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Let's Not Use the "N" Word
That word, of course, is "Noro." We publicized Laurie's upcoming dye workshop in September as "Dyeing for Noro," but have since thought better of it. Don't want to get into any copyright issues.
So Laurie has re-named her technique "Spectrum Spinning." She is currently working on perfecting a technique for dyeing roving so that once spun into a stabilized single, the colors will transition gradually (and beautifully) from one to another, in one-of-a-kind colorways.
She's been practicing on the Jacob wool roving she received in her latest CSA share from the farm. Yep, your share roving can look like this, too! You can spin a stable single that has all the wonderful attributes of that N-yarn, and even more softness. We'll experiment with some felting to see how that characteristic compares.
Look like fun? Hold on to September 24 on your calendar for an incredible day of dyeing, spinning, and knitting. Those N people won't know what hit them.