Wrapped Fiber Rainbow Workshop
In this workshop, artist Mandi Smethells introduces us to her sculptural fiber art by sharing how to build a wrapped rainbow in her iconic style. Working with specialized tools curated by Mandi, you get a glimpse into her passion and work to create colorful, playful wall art. In your kit, we’ve paired an extraordinarily soft cotton rope with our wool blend yarn, giving you the creative freedom to select your own palette of six colors for your rainbow. Utilizing a wrapping technique that helps to build upon the 3D elements of her work, Mandi has developed unique techniques that come from years of weaving experience. The Crafter’s Box wool blend yarn is a collaboration that we’re incredibly proud of. Using materials such as wool, alpaca, and acrylic (which provides strength) – this yarn is specially made in an Italian mill just for us. Our hope is that our wool blend yarn will inspire future fiber-making of all kinds.
- Tools and materials to create a wrapped fiber rainbow
- A detailed, digital workshop by Mandi Smethells
- A live & recorded Maker Chat Q&A with our artist
The tools & materials included in this kit:
- Six custom wool blend yarns exclusive to The Crafter’s Box in the palette of your choosing
- 100% cotton rope
- Thick circular wire
- A u-shaped tapestry needle
- Strong warp string
- Masking tape
Featured colorways: The muted rainbow in the image gallery includes taupe, sand, white, stone, pale pink, and golden. The primary color rainbow includes moss, brick, salmon, marine, sunshine, and plum.
Learn more about the details of this project on Mandi’s Featured Maker Page