The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Twisted Together - Layered Plying

Friday, October 17, 2014

1:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Esther Rodgers

Class Fee: $137.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 20

12 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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In this class we play with creating textures by plying and plying again. The yarns we spin will be double and triple plied. We’ll look at cables, crepe and boucle.  Starting with different fiber prep, we’ll be spinning singles of different textures, and ply to create samples of different layered techniques. Students should be able to spin a single of different weights, and ply comfortably.

Advanced Beginner:  Corespinning knowledge is helpful.

Included materials are:  assorted batts and combed top, use of plying yarn. 

Multiple types of drum carders and an art roving hackle and blending board will be provided for students to use.  Additional add in’s, sparkles, plying yarns, fibers, and unusual materials will also be provided for use

Materials Information

Students should bring:  mix of batts and top/roving. Spinning wheel, bobbins, bobbin of fresh overspun singles (as even as possible), niddy noddy, lazy kate, any plying yarns they would like to play with. 

Workshop Instructor

Esther is a full time fiber artist from Mebane NC.  She is known as a creative art yarn spinner and for her unique fiber preparation. more