JC18 Plying: Hints And Trick
with Maggie Casey
How do you finish your yarn after you’ve spun the singles? Two ply, three ply, four ply, cabled yarns, Navajo ply—so many choices. How much twist do you need? Is it necessary to have a balanced yarn? We will ply them all and you can decide for yourself.
Participants bring: Spinning wheel and all its parts, Lazy Kate and at least 4 bobbins.
Beginning spinning skills required.
About the instructor: Maggie Casey is co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins in Boulder, Colorado. She has been addicted to spinning for more than 30 years. Some people have wine cellars, she has a fleece basement. She holds Part 1 of HGA’s COE in Handspinning. Maggie teaches spinning at Shuttles, SOAR, the Estes Park Wool Market, Maryland Sheep & Wool and guild programs around the country. She has been a Skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival, Estes Park Wool Market, Colorado State Fair and Convergence 2004. She is the author of Start Spinning, Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, an Interweave Press book. Her DVDs include: Start Spinning, Getting Started on a Drop Spindle and Big and Lofty Yarns.
Please note: This class is being held at the School House at Howard County Farm Heritage Museum (Across from the Howard County Fairgrounds)