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This issue is all about color. There is a lot of great information about how to work with color-how to dye with natural and synthetic dyes, how to blend for color, and how to combine colors of yarn you already have on hand.

Karen Pike takes advantage of receiving a less-than-desirable fleece from eBay to explore different dye techniques. Katie Weston shares her process as she creates a batt matching the colors of an inspiring photo Michelle Boyd offers tips for using the color wheel to blend solid-color roving to create the deep complex colors traditionally used in tweed fabrics. For this issue, we also interviewed a number of fiber artists whose work is notable because of how they work with color. If you've ever doubted your ability to work with color (and even if you haven't), you'll love their tips and ideas for breaking boundaries and overcoming fears. Plus many more unique approaches to integrating color in your spinning.

Projects include a shawl created using different strengths of the same dye, color study potholders, a hat that uses three different natural-colors wool dyed in the same dyepot to create a gradient effect, and a photo translated into rug hooking. 

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