JC17 The Art of Plying with Judith MacKenzie

Plying is an art, just like drafting a beautiful single. It is the basis of most novelty yarns as well as lovely classic yarns like a 5-ply Guernsey. In this seminar we’ll learn not only how to ply but why to ply. We’ll learn how to choose the best type of ply for the fabric you’re designing, whether it is knit or woven. We’ll make a variety of plys – everything from a two ply to a six ply, plus several novelty plies. You’ll learn lots of tips and tricks plus ways to make your own equipment to help you ply successfully. Proficiency Level: Student should be able to spin a continuous length of yarn. Bring to Class: Spinning wheel, three extra bobbins and lazy kate. If you can, bring singles you’d like to ply. We’ll also have singles available.

Class fee: $50.
Materials fee (payable to the instructor at the start of class): $15.

Judith MacKenzie is the ultimate textile artist and teacher. She has an in-depth understanding of every aspect of spinning, weaving, knitting and dyeing. Her teaching career spans the globe from such fascinating places as above the Arctic Circle all the way to Turkey. Judith is the author of Teach Yourself Visually: Handspinning and The Intentional Spinner. She often writes for Spin-Off, Knits and Handwoven magazines. She lives in Forks, Washington.

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

Britt’s winning artwork will be unveiled in mid-March.

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