Sunday, May 15, 2011

Color Theory in Action: Fibre Space in DC


After extensive preparation on my living room floor (if this looks like fun, you can get a set of Color Aid cards for yourself here)...


... it was time to teach! Last night I returned from Fibre Space in Alexandria, Virginia, right outside Washington, D.C. If you think the website looks awesome, the store itself is a hundred times as awesome. Danielle, the owner, stocks yarns and books from the latest, most cutting-edge indie dyers and designers, along with all the classics and everything you'd expect from a full-service yarn store.

There's also a room for classes and workshops, with a huge chalkboard. I taught Color Theory for Knitters and an Albers Cowl workshop. Both were filled with creative, engaged students, full of energy. Here are a few of the color theory samples; I should have taken some photos when the table was COVERED with Color Aid cards and their corresponding yarns. Chaos!


Check out this AMAZING swatch that came out of Color Theory class!

And now I give in to my exhaustion and take a nap.

5 comments:

Teleri said...

Oh yeah, this really looks like fun. I'm always afraid that some day I'll turn into a robber and steal a wall-colour colourwheel at the hardware store just because I want to HAVE all these colours. Colours are great.

Karen said...

Oh what creative sizzle! I hope you will be able to repeat this in other areas of the country, perhaps?

Davitron said...

oh man, that space sounds like an absolute DREAM. Serious fiber/space/color/workshop envy over here :)

Kathleen Lawton-Trask said...

The workshop was amazing - thanks for coming, Ann! Hope to see you back here to teach again soon.

craftivore said...

I love Color Aid and had forgotten about it, need to get me a box. Your workshop sounds like it was amazing, I think color is one of the hardest things to teach.