Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want with Jillian Moreno

Yarnitecture: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want with Jillian Moreno



Is the yarn in your head the yarn in your hand? Do you always spin the same yarn? Do you have a dream yarn you just can't make happen? Are you unhappy with what happens to the colors when you spin a variegated top or roving?


Do you love your handspun yarn, but don't like how it looks knitted? In this class, we’ll focus on making yarn that inspires you from commercially dyed roving and top -- yarn you’ll love to knit with.


Together we’ll build your yarn from fiber braid up to a knitted swatch. We’ll start by talking about the blueprint for a yarn, the yarn vision. We'll break yarn down into all of its parts.


We'll build your yarn's foundations by exploring fiber breeds and preparations. The walls – they're the different drafting and plying methods we'll work with. Finally, the roof goes on as we manipulate variegated top and roving to get the colors you’ve chosen just the way you want them.


All along the way you’ll get tips to keeping your yarn’s end use or yarn vision in mind and your yarn consistent. This class will give you confidence to build the yarns you want to knit with!


This is an intermediate class. Spinners must be comfortable spinning singles on a spinning wheel or spindle, be able to adjust your wheel and make a plied yarn that pleases you.



Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

Classroom area # 1

Friday May 8 starting at 9am with a lunch break - this is an all day 6-hour class

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.



Please bring: A wheel in good working order, at least four bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy, tags to mark samples and pen and paper to take notes.


The Materials Fee for this class is $35.00 which includes a variety of fibers and preparations including fibers dyed by independent dyers. Students receive enough fiber for class and to practice skills at home after the class. Materials fees need to be paid at the beginning of class to the instructor via cash or check.


  • Cancellation and Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at greatbasinfiberartsfair@gmail.com or by calling 385.429.3201.


    Please note: after March 10, 2020, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 10, 2020, refunds are no longer available.


    Transfers will be approved on an individual basis.

  • Waiting List

    Signing up for this class puts you on the waiting list in case someone drops out and there are openings. You are not guaranteed to be able to take this class. You will be notified if a spot becomes available and you will be expected to pay the class fee at that time.

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