Fractal Explosions from Prep to Ply
An in-person class with Esther Rodgers
Mar 3, 9:00am-12:00pm & 2:00-5:00pm
Want to play with stripes and color? This hands-on class is for all spinners: both spindle and wheel spinners, from ultra-textured art-yarn spinners to traditional lace-weight spinners! Explore the structure of the fractal ply, both with a braid of hand-dyed top and with colorways you create.
In this 6-hour class, suitable for both spindle and wheel spinners, there’s time to explore the structure of the fractal ply. First, we’ll start with the traditional 2-ply fractal by working with a braid of hand-dyed top in a gradient progression. Next, Esther will share her tips for creating your own striping colorways on blending boards, hackles, and drum carders. We’ll go on to experiment with layered plying and colorplay in crepe and cable fractal plying.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Know how to spin a single and successfully ply (on your spindle or wheel)
An optional kit is available for this class. The $35 kit fee will be collected in class. Exact change is appreciated.
The optional kit includes 4 oz hand-dyed top and 4 oz solid top
• Optional kit
• 4 oz hand-dyed top
• 4 oz solid top
• Spinning wheel or spindle
• Lazy Kate
• Niddy noddy
No pre-class work required.