Spinning for Consistency with Jill Duarte

About Spinning for Consistency with Jill Duarte

An introduction to measuring wraps per inch (WPI), angle of twist and grist to take control of your spinning for more consistent results. Participants will learn how to measure wraps per inch for singles and plied yarns; the relationship between WPI of singles and plied yarn; how to measure the angle of twist and the effect of twist on finished yarns. These skills will be practiced while spinning a variety of different fibers. We will also dive into planning a handspun project, fiber choice, fiber preparation, combining fibers, managing singles and plying for more consistent finished yarns. We will discuss grist and its application for yarn substitution and project planning.

Materials, Equipment, and Supplies the Student Must Bring to Class

A spinning wheel or e-spinner (with 4 bobbins) or 4 spindles in good working order; lazy Kate; niddy noddy.

Materials Fee (to be paid directly to the instructor) and Kit Description

$15 - includes assorted fiber to be used in class.



Skill Level

Advanced Beginner: Student should be familiar with their wheel, know how to spin a consistent singles, and have plied a yarn.

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The class will meet on Thursday, May 2, from 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm, for a total of 6 hours of instruction.

Class Location

Howard County Arts Council – Conference Room

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Spinning for Consistency with Jill Duarte
Jill Duarte

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Jill Duarte

    Jill Duarte spends their days geeking out about all things fiber, diving into the nuances of fiber preparation, color, and the act of spinning. As co-owner of HipStrings, Jill is dedicated to the resurgence of modern craft that is based on a foundation of technical and historical knowledge. This approach is reflected in the fiber, yarn and tools they’ve developed and produce. Jill shares their insights as a regular contributor to PLY magazine, with the goal of making the technical aspects of craft accessible to all.

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