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With these simple, inspired approaches, anyone can design yarns that are rich, intriguing, complex, and effective. Deb Menz takes inspiration from the world around her—mother nature, photos, fabrics, anything that pleases her eye - and applies the "more is more" approach to creating fiber blends for spinning stunning single and plied yarns. 

In this video you'll learn how to: 

  • Use a color wheel and value scale 
  • Make friends with a few simple principles of color harmony 
  • Train your eye to analyze the components of a color 
  • Make effective blends for singles and plied yarns 
  • Sample, sample, sample with enthusiasm and joy 
  • And finally, how to put it all together in a project that fulfills your dreams.

The message and the reality: "You can do this!" 


Deb Menz

Deb Menz is an accomplished artisan, teacher, and author. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she became intrigued and obsessed with color and fiber and chose to make the textile arts her profession.


I thought the course was amazing!

“Deb is very down-to-earth and creative in her design and work. The course contained sooooo much information I think I'll have to watch again and again to absorb it all. I will keep an eye out for [more] from Deb. ” - Jennifer Blasgund

Color and yarn design for spinners

“Very clear and well presented with a good sample of colour project examples. One can feel the passion of Deb for colours in all her creative life.” - Dominique Robertson