Fearless Plying with Navajo Plying and Center-Pull
About Fearless Plying with Navajo Plying and Center-Pull with Heavenly Bresser
No more stress! Join us as we tackle ply techniques on the spinning wheel. Learn how to establish and maintain a smooth rhythm while Navajo plying. Explore ways to ply from a center-pull ball for better control and fewer tangles. We will also discuss what makes for a truly balanced yarn, how to intentionally spin an "off" balance yarn and the many reasons you might want to do so. Finally, we'll take a look at additional tools for your future plying endeavors. Are you ready? Let's ply!
This Fiber Arts Seminar is offered as part of the 2021 Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival and is limited to 20 students.
Class Materials Needed
Notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, spinning wheel in working order (e-spinners with battery packs are welcome), handspun samples on bobbins or spindles (see homework notes), lazy kate or equivalent, manual/electric ball winder, at least one empty bobbin for sampling.
Prior to class, spin two samples of singles yarn, approximately 1.5 ounces each, of your choice of fiber. Samples may be spun on a wheel, e-spinner, or spindles. Samples should be spun at least 48 hours prior to class session. Do not wind samples into balls (cakes) prior to class.
Single session on Monday, April 26, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.
Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.
Heavenly Bresser is the owner and founder of Heavenly Knitchet. She is excited to share her love for knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, and all things fiber related with the world. Not only is Heavenly a well-rounded fiber artist, but she is also a jewelry maker and loves to work with polymer clay. She currently sells various prepared fibers including batts, rolags, hand- painted braids of fiber, handspun yarn, accessories as well as jewelry for fiber artists and enthusiasts. Heavenly is dedicated to helping fiber artists of all levels to expand their knowledge about their craft and to try new things. She loves working with color, repairing older spinning wheels, and spending time with...
How It Works
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About Lessonface, PBC
Since 2013, Lessonface has connected more than 10,000 students with over 2,000 great teachers for live music & language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably. We are thrilled to be delivering the Fiber Arts Seminars for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.