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 (such as a u-shaped upholstery needle) and materials she’s curated over time, Mandi offers a glimpse into her passion and work to create colorful, playful, beautiful wall art. From an extraordinarily soft cotton rope to a wool blend yarn – in a rich, organic color palette – Mandi’s workshop kit has been thoughtfully built as an introduction to a sculptural fiber art making journey. 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.
Learn more about the details of this project on Mandi’s Featured Maker Page
We feel honored to be let in on her secret – and to share such a beautiful craft with you. The yarns offered in this kit introduce a unique The Crafter’s Box wool blend yarn collaboration that we’re incredibly proud of. Using colors inspired by nature and materials such as wool, alpaca and acrylic (which provides strength) – this yarn is specially made in an Italian mill from colors curated by our artist. Our hope is that our wool blend yarn will inspire future fiber making of all kinds.
- A detailed, digital workshop by Mandi Smethells
- A live & recorded Maker Chat Q&A with our artist
- Tools and materials from artisan suppliers, curated for you, by Mandi
The tools & materials included in this kit:
- Six custom wool blend yarns exclusive to The Crafter’s Box in an organic palette curated by Mandi: taupe, white, sand, stone, pale pink, & golden
- 100% cotton rope
- Thick circular wire
- A u-shaped tapestry needle
- Strong warp string
- Masking tape