Plying Beyond The Basics

Description:

Just like there are many ways to spin fiber into singles there are many ways to ply those singles to create different yarns. This workshop starts off with basic plying using 2 bobbins and then builds on that knowledge to explore other plying possibilities for your handspun singles.

What you need to know before taking the class:

How to spin a continuous yarn on a wheel and how to ply from 2 bobbins.

You’ll leave knowing how to:

  • Chain ply or Navajo ply singles
  • Create a cable plied yarn
  • Create novelty yarns like:
    • Coils
    • Knotted yarns
    • Boucle (full day only)
    • Beaded yarns (full day)

Length of class:

1/2 day but can be turned into a full day with the addition of boucle and beaded yarns