WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023


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Workshop Info

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023
Time:10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor:Alanna Wilcox
Plying Fundamentals - SOLD OUT
Learn how to ply  and see how it influences  a yarn’s qualities, appearance, and uses.

Have you tried plying before but were unhappy with the results? Then this workshop is for you!  Alanna explains what plying is all about and demonstrates ways to improve your plying skills, understanding of the physics behind it, and tips to improve your results. You’ll also learn simple adjustments that can fix yarns you’ve already plied but aren’t happy with.

After taking this workshop, you will: 
  • Feel confident knowing exactly how to ply your singles no matter what type of yarn you’re spinning
  • Understand how your plying choices influences your yarns appearance and qualities
  • Be inspired to get creative with your plying choices (because once you know the rules, it’s fun to break them!)

Skill Level Required:  Advanced beginner - able to spin a single yarn continuously and be somewhat familiar with plying.

Homework:  Participants should prepare 3 bobbins with singles of the same fiber, wool preferably, about 1/4 full, 

Questions about the workshop?  Email 

Note: Images are a representation of the workshop project. 

Materials Info

A material fee of $5 for handouts will be collected by the instructor  - prepaid with PayPal or cash before class begins.  

Students must bring:  

  • A yarn spinning tool (spinning wheel or electric spinner are all suitable)
  • 2 bobbins with singles yarn spun, high contrast in color, about ½ ounce/10 grams each bobbin (Example: 1 bobbin with red singles, 1 bobbin with yellow singles)
  • 2 different colored rovings or combed tops, high contrast in color like black and white, 1 foot long segments of each
  • Ruler
  • A commercially spun/plied yarn - 1 yard, (number of plies doesn’t matter)
  • Index card, cardstock, or cardboard (to tape yarns down onto)
  • Masking tape
  • Sharpie marker or black pen
  • Lazy Kate

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

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Workshop Fee $75.00


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Other Workshops Available By Alanna Wilcox
Workshop Name Category Date Time Fee  
Beginning Spinning - 2 DAY - SOLD OUT Spinning 10/19/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day 225.00 MORE INFO
Plying Fundamentals - SOLD OUT Spinning 10/21/2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO
Swatching for Color Using a Pin Loom - SOLD OUT Weaving 10/21/2023 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 75.00 MORE INFO

Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023