Techniques: Painting skeins with Sabraset dyes, carding multicolored batts, and spinning silk. Fiber Focus: Silk! Suriculture in Mexico and China, natural-colored cotton, Border Leicester. Projects: Coiled sweaters, folk vests, silk scarves, Christmas stockings, and cat baskets. Equipment: Use old knitting needles and polymer clay to make a sushi spindle.
Techniques: Short forward draw for soft yarn. Fiber Focus: Perendale, llama, and more. Projects: Felted bowls, pastel baby sweater and hat set, mitered square sweater, wrist warmers, funky Faroese socks, and a woven rug. Equipment: A brief history of the distaff.
Techniques: Paint handspun cloth. Fiber Focus: How to choose a fleece. Projects: An elegant crocheted and knitted vest, misty mountains shawl with beads, rug hook a flock of sheep, hayseed kid sweaters, and flower power socks.
Techniques: Beaded yarns; process, spin, and weave milkweed; soumak weaving. Fiber Focus: Natural colored mohair and Milkweed stalk fiber. Projects: Lace cuff mohair mittens, double knit mittens, and a beaded scarf. Equipment: Spin soft yarn on a handspindle.