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Playing with colours

Last Thursday, I spent the afternoon with my dear friend Anna, playing with colours. Anna has a big box full of little coloured bits and pieces of roving, and she knows a lot about colours and how they work together. In this case, we were looking at colours in spinning, with help of the book “Color in Spinning” by Deb Menz.

Spinner's heaven!
Spinner’s heaven!

I brought Anna a little present: a drawing of her sweet, special cat Lillepoes, which she liked a lot (fortunately). It’s so nice to make something especially for a specific person! I made it about two weeks ago, and now I can finally show it here too.

Lillepoes
Lillepoes

Anna baked an owl cake which tasted wonderful (and we ate almost the whole cake during the afternoon – okay, most of it, and Anna’s husband helped a little, too). Tea, cake and roving, what a nice combination!

Owl cake
Owl cake

We spun a couple of singles, all with multiple colours of roving combined, and studied how they worked together (or not), influenced, and sometimes even negated eachother. For instance, Anna spun a semisolid roving and the single looked almost uni, until she plied it, then the colours came out again. Weird! I spun some bright dark blue combined with boring muted yellow, beige and red and it turned out very beautiful: a light bright blue with quite intense accents of the “muted” colours. Interesting!

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Our results!
Our results!

It was all a lot of fun, and of course we also chatted a lot. It was a great afternoon!

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