Full day class, offered once
Friday April 22nd – 9am-5pm (noon to 2pm break)
Know the basics of plying and ready to dig deeper? How about making yarns with layers of texture and color? Looking to make curls and loops, deep texture or undulating swirls? Curious how color affects these captivating yarns?
In this class we will focus on using ply to create layered and textured yarns . We’ll learn to spin spiral, crepe, cable and bouclé yarns with enough time to practice each yarn in different fibers and colors.
You’ll learn about:
- Plying with uneven tension for spirals
- The difference between a cable and crepe yarn
- How the right twists makes a cable yarn pop
- The secret to even and round loops for bouclé
- What fibers make the best loops and the best textures.
First we’ll focus on the basics – fiber, prep, draft and getting all of the twists just right, and then we’ll add color, lots of color, layers of color for truly unique yarns.
Finally we’ll look at these out of the ordinary yarns in knitting and see what stitches and types of patterns work best for these uncommon yarns.
Materials fee: $35
Level: If you are familiar with your wheel, can spin a continuous thread, and are comfortable making a 2-ply yarn, this class is for you.