We fall in love with those beautiful hand dyed braids and then are sometimes surprised when the yarn doesn’t meet our expectations. We will look at the way braids are dyed and how that affects the colorplay. Then we will spin the braids and see how many different looks you can get from one roving.


Experience Level: Beginning spinning experience


Students Will Learn: Multiple ways to work with

hand-dyed braids for different color effects.


Students Should Have: Spinning wheel with at least four bobbins, at least one multicolored braid.


Instructor Bio: Maggie Casey was co-owner of Shuttles Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado until it closed this spring. Maggie has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years; some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA’s COE in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool, Harrisville Designs, John C Campbell Folk School, Yarn Fest, PlyAway and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. She also has several Long Thread downloads.


This workshop was recorded exclusively for Lambtown festival. Students who registered before the festival were invited to attend a watch party with the instructor, in which the instructor answered live questions from students.  The recorded workshop and watch party videos are available for purchase now through the end of the year. Students have the opportunity to watch each video multiple times as they work through the techniques or simply soak up the expert advice.



Buyers will receive links to download their Digital products in the Thank You page of the Checkout, along with an emailed link.

You Can't Tell a Braid by Its Color - Recorded Workshop

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