With Heavenly Bresser
Aug 7, 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-3:00pm CDT
Try your hand at the basics of plying handspun singles yarn on your spinning wheel or espinner. Practice chain-plying, and plying from a center-pull ball. Learn about yarn balance and special tools.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
No more stress! Join us as we tackle ply techniques on the spinning wheel. Learn how to establish and maintain a smooth rhythm while chain plying. Next, we will explore ways to ply from a center-pull ball for better control and less tangles. In this session, we will also discuss what makes for a truly balanced yarn, how to intentionally spin an “off” balance yarn and the many reasons you might want to do so. Finally, we’ll take a look at additional tools for your future plying endeavors. Are you ready? Let’s ply!
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Must be able to spin a continuous singles yarn.
__Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser
__Spinning wheel in working order (espinners with battery packs are welcome)
__Handspun samples on bobbins or spindles
__Lazy kate or equivalent