Think Outside the Braid

About Think Outside the Braid with Heavenly Bresser

Join us as we explore different ways to spin combed-top braids including gradient spinning, combination drafting, and spinning multiple braids together into one yarn. We will use both color theory and creativity for the best results. Our goal is to gain confidence in spinning braids with varying colors into a cohesive yarn AND to think outside the box to achieve your desired outcome from the raw materials. Drop-spindle friendly class!

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

Students should have: notebook, pen or pencil with eraser, spinning wheel in working order OR drop spindle (three drop spindles are ideal, but you may bring one and a ball winder and still keep up), wheel spinners should have three bobbins for sampling and a lazy kate (lazy kate is optional). Students should also have stash fiber—one 3 oz indie dyed roving or braid with at least three colors for sampling.

Skill Level

Intermediate - Must be able to spin a continuous singles yarn and ply a 2-ply yarn.

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.
Think Outside the Braid


Single session on Friday, April 30, at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 14:00 UTC.

(Convert to my time zone)

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

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Think Outside the Braid
Heavenly Bresser

Heavenly Bresser

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

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.

spinning wheel iconView all Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival Fiber Arts Seminars

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.

Shopping Cart

View Cart
Loading cart contents...
Load contents