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Embracing Creativity through Marling- a colourful adventure at TYR!

A row of Lace Bonbons


Hello, yarn enthusiasts and creative souls!

It's Jennifer here, Yarn Boss here at TYR, and I am absolutely thrilled to share with you the amazing time we had during our recent Marling class. It was a delightful experience, filled with colors, creativity, and wonderful company. 

The Yarn Room is more than just a place to buy yarn; it's a community of passionate crafters who love to explore new techniques and celebrate the art of knitting and crocheting. Our Marling class was no exception, as ladies from all over Gauteng gathered to join in on this colorful adventure. As a designer by trade, I couldn't wait to share my love for Marling and introduce our enthusiastic learners to the world of blending colors.

Kay-Zanne shows off her latest blanket, marled of course!

Kay-Zanne shows off her latest blanket, marled of course, using Nurturing Fibres' Eco-Fusion yarns!

The class began with a friendly introduction to color theory. Understanding the principles of color is like learning the grammar of creativity. Remember, it's essential to know the rules before you can break them. Bolstered with this knowledge, we were ready to embark on our journey of playful experimentation.

A Woven basket filled with Lace Bonbons

One of the highlights of the class was Josephina's incredible preparation before the workshop. A wonderfully talented member of our team, Josephina lovingly balled up 15 different colors in Nurturing Fibres' SingleSpun Lace yarn. That's a lot of Bonbons!

The excitement in our sunny courtyard was palpable as we marveled at the vibrant array of hues, all waiting to be transformed into unique creations during our Marling class. 

Marling, for those who might not be familiar with the term, is a technique where you hold multiple strands of yarn together, creating a stunning melange of colours and textures. It opens up endless possibilities for blending shades and achieving captivating effects that cannot be achieved with single-coloured yarn alone.

A crocheted Granny Square

As the class progressed, we learned how to combine colours harmoniously, create beautiful gradients, and experiment with unexpected combinations that somehow just worked perfectly. Each of the seven enthusiastic learners brought their own flair to the process, and it was truly inspiring to witness their creativity bloom.

A small knitted fabric sample

The joy of learning and creating together is a magical experience that never ceases to amaze me. The support and encouragement we give to one another as a community make The Yarn Room a special place for all of us.

By the end of the class, we had not only learned new skills but also met some new and wonderful people. And as we said our goodbyes, we left with a sense of accomplishment, knowing that we had tapped into our creative wellsprings and discovered the boundless potential of colors.

A young colour enthusiast and beginner knitter

Learning is indeed for everyone, and our Marling class at The Yarn Room was a testament to that. The diversity of our attendees was truly heartwarming, with ladies whose ages ranged from 15 to over 60. It was a beautiful reminder that creativity knows no boundaries, and that the love for yarn and crafting unites us all.

Thank you, Gauteng ladies, for joining us in this fantastic Marling adventure. Your enthusiasm and passion for the craft fuel our drive to bring you more exciting classes and experiences. The Yarn Room will continue to be a place of inspiration, learning, and celebration of all things yarn-related.

Lucia proudly shows off her sample knit

So, whether you're a seasoned crafter or just starting, remember that The Yarn Room is here to nurture your love for all things yarn-related. We'll continue to bring you more exciting classes and workshops, where we celebrate the joy of learning, the power of colors, and the magic of creativity.

Till next time! 


Jen looks over a adventurer's shoulder

1 comment

  • Hi any chance of an online course on marling?

    Miempie Fourie

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