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Early Bird!

Wild Plying: Bobbles, Beehives, Crescents, and Coils


Price includes 3 hours of class. Early Bird ends 08/17/22. An optional materials fee of $35 will be collected during class.

An in-person class with Esther Rodgers

Nov 12, 9:00am-12:00pm PST

Ever wonder how to how to spin those funky yarns with bobbles and coils? We will cover the entire process as we spin the singles then “go wild” and ply them into coils, crescents, beehives, stacks, and spirals!

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This class is great for all sorts of spinners from the most out-of-the-box to the most traditional. It is all about how to spin a slubby (thick-and-thin) single that has structure and integrity, and then explores the texture we add while plying those singles into spirals, bobbles, coils, twists, stacks, and crescents. We will cover techniques for adding other elements like silk, wrapping, feathers, and sparkle. Finally, we’ll sample the possibilities of different plying structures like cables and chain plying.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Comfort spinning a single on a spinning wheel and plying

An optional kit is available for this class. The $35 kit fee will be collected in class. Exact change is appreciated.
Kit includes: 4oz hand-dyed top, 1oz solid top, cotton plying yarn, and add-ins (see picture)

Supply list
• Optional Kit
• Some sort of top 4oz (hand-dyed is nice, but not necessary; bring at least 3 solids if you don’t have a multi-color)
• At least 1oz of solid top
• Cotton plying yarn (strong; passes tug test)
• Add-ins: silk, mohair, sparkle, yarn and fabric bits scraps

Required equipment
• Spinning Wheel
• Bobbins
• Lazy Kate (or tools used to ply)

Additional information

Skill Level

Main Technique


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Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Kim F.
My first workshop with Esther

Esther Rogers Wild Plying: Bobbles, Beehives, Crescents and Coils workshop was deeply satisfying. She made the processes seem simple and the results in her hands are what I have been wanting to learn. Her teaching style is easy and friendly. I truly appreciate how approachable Esther is. Her responses to my questions are really quick and in-depth. So glad I finally got busy and took this course! Thank you to everyone it took to put this all together.