WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 17 - Sun., Oct. 20, 2024



Workshop Info

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2024
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor:Heavenly Bresser

Expand your skills from traditional yarns to not-so-common yarns such as opposing plies. Spinning yarn this way creates an intriguing texture and has many uses. In this session, you’ll learn how to make a basic opposing ply yarn, tips for successful plying, and the many applications for these kinds of yarns which make them so valuable!

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:  Advanced Intermediate

PREREQUISITE:  Must know how to spin consistent and continuous singles yarns, plenty of experience with creating 2 and 3 ply yarns, knows how to measure grist and use a spinners control card.

HOMEWORK:  Spin 2 ounces total of worsted spun, singles on two bobbins (1 oz each bobbin). These singles should have a similar grist. Spin each sample in same direction (z, clockwise).

Take notes on how you’ve spun these singles – i.e., whorl/pulley chosen or speed on e-spinner.

Check your fiber stash for 1-2 ounces of similar fiber to bring to the workshop. For example: If your singles are spun from Targhee top, then the fiber needed for the class session should be Targhee top.


NOTE: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 



Materials Info



1-2 oz of wool, preferably combed top or roving (See homework for more details.)

Spinning wheel in working order or e-spinner, 2 empty bobbins: 1 for spinning, 1 for plying.
Lazy kate or equivalent for plying. Niddy noddy is optional.

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.




Seats Remaining 9
Workshop Fee $85.00



Other Workshops Available By Heavenly Bresser
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
FEARLESS PLYING Spinning 10/19/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
PREP LIKE A PRO! COMBS AND HACKLES Fiber Prep 10/18/2024 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
SLOW TO QUICK: EASE YOUR WAY INTO LONGDRAW Spinning 10/19/2024 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
SPIN FROM THE FOLD Spinning 10/18/2024 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO
THIS-A-WAY, THAT-A-WAY OPPOSING PLIES Spinning 10/20/2024 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 85.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 19-20, 2024