Wildplying: Beehives, Bobbles, Crescents and Coils

About Wildplying: Beehives, Bobbles, Crescents and Coils with Esther Rodgers

In this class we explore lots of different ways to ply for textures. Textured doesn't always mean bulky. This class is perfect for everyone from the wildest spinner to the most traditional. We’ll spin the different kinds of singles needed, then we’ll “wild” ply spirals, bobbles, coils, crescents, stacks, and twists! We'll also explore adding elements like beads and feathers. We'll discuss design concepts and how to apply techniques to achieve snowballs, stars in the sky, and more!
Skill level: Students must be able to spin a single and ply on a wheel.

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 spinning wheel, bobbins, bobbin of fresh overspun singles (as even as possible), niddy noddy, lazy kate, any plying yarns they would like to play with, materials kit purchased directly from instructor. Included in materials kit are 4 oz hand dyed combed top, 1 oz solid top, and cotton plying yarn. Materials kit will be an additional $30, 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.


Spin at least 100 yards of overspun singles spun as evenly as possible. Must be freshly spun.

Skill Level

Students must be able to spin a single and ply on a wheel.

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.
Wildplying: Beehives, Bobbles, Crescents and Coils


Single session on Wednesday, April 28, 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
Wildplying: Beehives, Bobbles, Crescents and Coils
Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers

Esther is a full-time fiber artist from Mebane, NC. She is known for her creative art yarns, and her unique fiber preparation. She is constantly innovating her spinning techniques to create new textures and is on the cutting edge in terms of yarn design. She loves to design and spin concept yarns from an inspiration and tell stories with her yarns. Esther is also a SAORI weaver and creative knitter which gives her the perspective of how these extra special yarns can be used. She challenges herself by creating garments and other items out of her yarns and woven cloth.  



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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