REGISTRATION CLOSED - Introductory Color Blending and Spinning Effects with Ephraim Anderson
WORKSHOP REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
This workshop will teach beginners and experts alike the basics of subtractive color theory to create a wide spectrum of colors from the five basic colors of black, white, cyan, yellow, and magenta. Students will be presented with different fiber preparations for blending long wool fibers. Students will start with how to use and identify natural long wool colors and breeds to learn blending and apply this to carding and combing. The process replicates the color illusion similar to color printing. A short lesson will be given on how the CYMK process produces colors and why pigment-based color mixing will sometimes lead to unexpected and drab results.
Basic blending techniques, yarn building, and project planning will be discussed. Once the basics are learned the students will have a choice of drop spindle or lap spindle to learn the spinning effects. If the student is a proficient hand spinner then they may bring their preferred equipment to the workshop. All lessons will be tailored to each individual student’s needs.
By the end of this workshop, students should master the application, be able to seek out further study of subtractive color theory, and apply it to mixing base acid dye colors to create a needed color or expand the colors available from limited natural fiber colors. Students will leave the workshop with a zepherin-style drop spindle, a small bag of the fibers provided for the course, a CYMK color wheel, a supply list, and printouts of all the course topics.
Date & Time
Sunday, June 5th from 9 am to 4pm (with a one-hour lunch break)
Beginner to Advanced
In addition to the workshop registration fee, a material fee of $90.00 is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop. Students will receive a drop spindle and one ounce of each color top to complete the workshop. Students will be able to take an additional one ounce at the end of the workshop to work with at home. All necessary tools will be provided including comb, cards, diz, lap spindle, and blending board.
About the Instructor
Ephraim Anderson (Zefren-M) is a member of the Navajo Tribe living in Shiprock, New Mexico, working as a full-time college student, artist, and caregiver of his father. He is multi-disciplined and uses a combination of oral history, archeological research, and experiments to explore Navajo material art for its practical knowledge as well as atheistic beauty, form, and visual narrative.
Zefren-M has studied with Master Weaver Roy Kady and Master Silversmiths Wilson Arnolith Jr. and Lyndon Tsosie to better understand traditional techniques as he strives to create art that pushes the Navajo narrative into the future. He is a 2018 Heard Museum Best of Show winner and has won multiple awards from the Navajo Nation Fair, Gallup Ceremonial, and the Santa Fe Indian Market. Zefren-M uses his work to support his education in a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Diné College.
“I am a Diné/Navajo weaver from the Four Corners region of the Navajo Nation. Both of my grandmothers hail from weaving traditions of the Diné ancestors, from Two Grey Hills Mary Hunt and from Rattlesnake Charlotte and her mother Elizabeth Tsosie Light. I’ve inherited their tools and family weavings which formed the base of my journey into Diné textiles. In 2014, I joined Roy Kady’s weaving apprenticeship to learn the life of a traditional weaver and brought weaving back into my family.”
Learn more about Zefren-M at www.zefren-m.com.