Wild Plying: Bobbles, Beehives, Crescents, and Coils
With Esther Rodgers
Jan 8, 10:00am-12:00pm CST
Ever wonder how to spin those funky plied yarns with bobbles and coils? We will cover the entire process. We’ll spin the singles then “wild” ply them into coils, crescents, beehives, stacks, and spirals!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
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 ply it into a textured yarn as we work the singles into spirals, bobbles, coils, twists, stacks, and crescents. We will cover techniques for adding other elements like silk, 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:
Follow this link to purchase your kit for $30-50: https://jazzturtle.com/product/wild-plying/
Kit includes: 4oz hand dyed top, 1oz solid top, Cotton plying yarn, and Add ins
Note: Due to time and shipping constraints, kits are not available to people living outside the United States.
• Spinning Wheel
• Lazy Kate (or tools used to ply)
• Optional Kit
• Some sort of top (hand-dyed is nice, but not necessary; bring at least 3 solids if you don’t have a multi-color)
• At least 2 ounces of solid top
• Cotton plying yarn (strong/passes tug test)