Half day class, offered twice
Tuesday, April 18th – 9am-noon
Saturday, April 22, 9am-noon
In this class we will unravel the mystery of twist. First, we will look at how to measure twist and then practice ways of increasing or decreasing it in our yarn. Then, we’ll talk about some projects and decide how much twist they might need and make samples. We will also spin different fibers to see that twist is not a one size fits all proposition.
Using some of our samples we will look at how twist affects plying. How do you make a balanced yarn and what happens if you overply or underply? We will work on spinning a well behaved single and some multiply yarns. And if you have some already plied yarn with issues we will play with some hints and tricks to help them behave.
At the end of the class twist won’t be so mysterious after all.
Materials fee: $15
Level: Beginner. Students should be able to spin a continuous yarn and be comfortable with their wheel.
Spinning wheel and all its parts
Lazy kate and at least 4 bobbins (or storage bobbins)