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This week’s guest is Alanna Wilcox: a Master Spinner, art educator, weaver, knitter, artist, author, and teacher! Alanna has also written an incredible book on spinning, A New Spin On Colour and a dyeing guide, Dyeing To Get The Colours You Want.

Please join Felicia and Alanna as they discuss spinning and Alanna’s massive dye formula project she is undertaking!

In this episode, we talk about:
  • 1:45  Alanna chats about how she got into the fibre arts
  • 4:01 Alanna shares her journey of becoming a Master Spinner
  • 7:44 Felicia asks Alanna to share more details of the intensive Master Spinner course
  • 10:10 Alanna discusses her personal goals with spinning
  • 12:15 Alanna shares with us the massive dyeing project she is currently undertaking: colour matching dye formulas
  • 17:55 Felicia and Alanna discuss the number of primary colours one can use while dyeing
  • 21:36 When Alanna’s project will be available to the public (Note: as of this episode publication, her colour formulas are now available for purchase on her website!)
  • 23:32 Felicia asks Alanna how she keeps track of all her swatches and samples while completing this project
  • 25:20 Is colour sense and colour theory something anyone can learn?
  • 27:17 Alanna chats about what it takes to teach fibre arts
  • 30:56 Felicia asks Alanna how she manages to balance teaching, dyeing experiments, and having a family
  • 32:52 Alanna chats about her 100 Day Project 
  • 35:04 Felicia and Alanna chat about electric spinners
  • 37:43 Where you can find Alanna online
  • 38:46 Felicia’s Final Notes


Here’s Where You Can Find Alanna:

Instagram: @spinnybuns


Colour Matching Dye Formulas:

Facebook: Alanna Rothschild Wilcox


Enter the Giveaway for a copy of A New Spin on Colour and 5 Free Dye Formulas:

Alanna is giving our listeners a chance to win an e-copy of her book A New Spin on Colour and 5 free dye formulas! If you’d like a chance to win this awesome prize pack, click the link below and enter this episode’s secret word. Thank you so much Alanna!

Click here to enter the giveaway »


Thanks for Listening!

Thank you so much for joining us this episode! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it with your fellow fibre art friends. And if you like what we’re doing here, please leave a rating and review on iTunes for the show. We read each and every email and bit of feedback, whether it’s on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, so we welcome your comments.

Thank you all so much for your continued support of our show! Until next time, enjoy colour!


Music Credits:

Playbook of Happiness – by RimskyMusic

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