This class will teach you the joys and versatility of using a blending board. You will learn to use the board to make rolags, batts, punis, and roving. We will work with various types, lengths, and colors of fibers. You will learn to create processed fibers that are blended or pulled to your creative inspiration. We will make fauxlogs to quickly transform batts into a soft rolag type preparation that’s fun and easy to spin. We will also learn to pull rolags into roving and diz our own roving right off of the blending board.
This class is open to everyone from beginners to those familiar with the process.
Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)
Classroom # 4
Saturday May 11 from 2pm-5pm
Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.
blending boards, dowels, brushes, and diz (if you do not have a diz or brushes, the instructor will have some available for use).
Students are also encouraged to bring a spindle or your spinning wheel to sample your blended fibers. You may bring any special fibers that you'd like to try using in the class.
The Materials Fee for this class is $15 - You’ll receive a reference handout as well as a fiber pack and have access to a variety of merino top, silks, angelina, firestar and other add-in fibers to practice the techniques.
Instructor has five blending board kits to rent for class for $10 (refundable if you decide to purchase board). Daisy brand blending boards will be available for purchase at the class for a discounted rate.
A minimum of 3 students must register for this class to be held.
Blending Board Techniques with Crystal Wallace
In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 385.429.3201.
Please note: after March 10, 2019, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 10, 2019, refunds are no longer available.
Transfers will be approved on an individual basis.