Tuesday, 30 June 2015
Level 6 had only a few directed learning opportunities. Mainly it was testing. From the moment we got in the classroom to the final day, requirements for sample skeins were listed on the white board and we had to produce. We had 2 dye afternoons, which were long. The fibre reactive dye on protein fibres was a bit hectic and the Indigo dye afternoon was a little less so.
I did a depth of shade study on two colours to create two sets of gradient coloured skeins. The Indigo dyed cotton skeins really are skinny and don't look like much. I am thinking about spinning a bunch more cotton and using them as warp stripes.
Worm Spit had been teaching and he very nicely left not only an amazing booklet for our class but also left his extremely nice silk reel for our class to use, which happened to be on our work bench. It reeled so smoothly that we pretty much caught up to the rest of the class. Thank you Michael for that opportunity! Our instructor had to send it back to him after the class though.
Now to finalize my ideas for my in-depth study and get that on the go. I will have to say though that the Olds College Master Spinner course was an awesome experience and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to take part. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to understand the technical aspects of spinning, to learn many techniques, experience many fibres and learn to control and hone their spinning skills