Fractal Spinning & Plying
With Esther Rodgers
Oct 10, 1:00-3:00pm CDT
Fractal spinning is a way to create glorious variegated yarn with color traveling through the plys at different rates. Explore the structure of the fractal ply and learn to create your own.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.
Learn how to take a multicolor braid or preparation, divide it up, then spin it into something unique and special. This is a great technique for both spindle and wheel spinners, ultra-textured art-yarn spinners, and even the most traditional lace-weight spinners!
You will learn what a fractal yarn is, how it is created, and how to make decisions in spinning it. We will spend time spinning and discussing different color-splitting sequences: one-to-two, one-to-four, one-to- eight and see how re-aligning the color direction of the plies might work out.
We will discuss non-traditional fractals and using them in crepe and cable structures. Your imagination and color palette are the only limits.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Comfort spinning a single and plying
An optional kit is available for this class:
Follow this link to purchase your kit for $40: https://jazzturtle.com/product/fractal/
4oz hand dyed top
4oz solid top
• Spinning wheel or spindle
• Lazy Kate (or what you use for plying)
• Additional bobbins for plying
• Optional Kit
• At least 4 colors of solid fiber
• A braid of hand-dyed top, preferably one that stripes
NOTE: Fiber prepared in Esther’s Color Control class is perfect.