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Learn to Spin Part 2

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


This course is the second part of learning how to spin on a drop spindle. It expects that you are able to spin a single (yarn that has been spun one time, also known as a 1 ply yarn) and will cover the basics of plying yarn using a drop spindle.

The course will cover the following topics:

  1. How plying affects yarn

  2. Plying from 2 or more singles using a Lazy Kate

  3. Chain plying using 1 single

  4. Twist direction

You will need to bring some pre-spun singles to this class. A Lazy Kate will be available for each student to use during class. You will need 3 or more singles wound onto either a bobbin (like the kind used for spinning wheels) or a tube like the cardboard tube from a paper towel roll (cut in half). You may choose to bring your own drop spindles or use one from the studio.

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by GO ART!

P.S. If your wondering what is a Lazy Kate and why am I calling her lazy, its not a person, its a tool that holds bobbins filled with yarn! It makes plying multiple singles much easier and keeps the singles from getting tangled. I’m not really sure where the name comes from.


August 3
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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Sheep on the Rainbow Studio
243 S Main St Suite 262
Albion, 14411 United States
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