Spinning Cables

About Spinning Cables with Judith MacKenzie

Cables are an incredibly useful and beautiful yarn structure. They are strong and stable, a great choice for making a great sock or a wonderful warp. They are the basis for almost every novelty yarn. Cables can be made of the very finest cashmere or stainless steel and gold threads. Cables produce endlessly fascinating color effects. They are a very effective way to mix fibers that are incompatible because of crimp or length differences. You could make a different cable for every day of the year. All this in a simple structure that has only a few simple rules! What could be more fun?

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

Working spinning wheel and all of its parts, extra bobbins, niddy noddy, lazy kate. Materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Kit includes singles and plied yarn. Materials kit will be an additional $25, and can be purchased directly from instructor. Ordering instructions for the materials kit will be available in Lessonface once you have enrolled. To allow enough time for the kit to arrive prior to the start of class, registration for this class will close on April 3.

Skill Level

Advanced beginner, intermediate and expert.

Thank you for your interest in this class. Unfortunately the class is full at this time. Join the waitlist to be notified if any seats become available.
Spinning Cables


Single session on Thursday, April 29, at 2 pm ET | 11 am PT | 18:00 UTC.

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Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the class.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Spinning Cables
Judith MacKenzie

Judith MacKenzie

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 International Spinner. She often writes for Ply, Spin-Off, Knits, and Handwoven. She lives in Forks, WA

How It Works

Register and enroll above. Enrollment is not complete until payment is made on the next page, by credit card or Paypal via our secure platform. Enrolled students will receive an immediate email confirmation of enrollment, and on the day before the seminar, a reminder with Zoom link to join the class via email. Students will also be able to join the Zoom sessions from their Lessonface dashboard. Students can connect to Zoom using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee.

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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.

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