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