Something each student learned to do hands on during the Dyeing to Knit Retreat was to create a personal colorway. They used life experiences to express people, places, things, ideas, events and attitudes in terms of color and translate them into color sequences, that became meaningful colorways. First they tried it on paper, then on yarn.
Once the students handpainted the yarn, Cheryl and Tim color set and dried it before the next class, which involved designing a knitting project with that very same yarn for a special garment with Donna.
As dye mistress Cheryl likes to say to designer Donna: “My finished product (the handpainted yarn) is your raw material!”