Monday, March 10, 2008

New Spinners

I wanted to show you all the beautiful silk novelty yarns that students completed in my class over the past weekend.

These yarns were the end result of two days of spinning and sharing our love of fiber. The yarn is made of tussah silk noil carded with angelina and novelty weaving thrums, then plied with a single strand of bombyx silk.

The participants also gained expertise spinning tencel, bamboo, cotton, tussah silk, merino/tencel, merino/tussah, yak and alpaca tops.

I'll be teaching a shortened version of this class (we'll only be making the silk novelty yarn) at Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, Oregon in late June, and possibly at the Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival in Canby, Oregon in September.

On other matters, I'm looking for information on how to go about creating color-corrected scans of dyed fabric samples, for a dyeing book I am self publishing. Does anyone reading this have info they can share about where I can get this done cost effectively? My local printer wants an arm and a leg and the self publishing outfit I want to use doesn't do pre-press work. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

The weather has warmed up in my neck of the woods, lovely to not have the heat on all day in the house, but alas, there's more rain in the forecast. A spring rain, though!

3 comments:

Taueret said...

Have you seen these?
http://www.ppause.com/2008/03/09/skin-perfection-and-color-correction-on-film-scan/

http://www.unfocusedbrain.com/projects/match_color/

http://www.adobepress.com/articles/article.asp?p=472326

a collection of links:
http://www.photofoolery.com/tutorials_all.php

hth!

Connie Rose said...

Thanks so much for those links! The real issue, though, is how I'm going to get the scanned pages to print with colors that are the same, or very close to, the actual dyed color samples. I've tried photographing pages from my swatch book and the color actually looks okay on the page on my monitor, in Photoshop. Printing it out, of course, is an entirely different matter. So I'm concerned that doing all the pages like this, making PDFs and uploading the project might result in colors that aren't anywhere close to what I started with. I may just have to have a minimum quantity printed to test it out.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

ugh. color management. let's talk.