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Plying Yarn on a Spindle with Cynthia Haney

August 27 @ 1:00 pm 4:00 pm

Sign up below for this class on its own, or take it with the Making Yarn on a Spindle class in the morning.

Plying is the second step in spinning yarn. The first is taking fiber, wool, and adding twist to make a handspun singles yarn. To achieve a plied, multistrand, yarn two or more singles are spun together in the opposite direction.

Discover the freedom a spindle provides for plying, the next step in spinning yarn. Learn easy ways to ply yarn without tangles. Test tricks and techniques for singles management as you two ply sample skeins. Then find out how three or more plies work. Explore the possibilities for chain ply including ply on the fly. Cynthia, a spindle maker, will demystify spindle plying.

Spin singles to ply in class OR use lightweight yarn (like sock yarn). 45 yards wound as three plying balls of 15 yards each. Plus 40 yards in at least two parts (can be plying balls, bobbins, turtles, or some on a spindle). Plying balls need to be outside feed, see tutorial on CynthiaWoodSpinner.com for directions. Note: Yardage is approximate minimum.

Students need to bring:
Finished homework. A mat or rug to pad the floor by your chair. Optional: spindle(s) for plying; niddy-noddy; nostepinne.

Class Time/Location:  1:00 – 4:00 p.m., at The Center at Belvedere (off Rio Rd East).

Skill Level: All levels – Cynthia, a spindle maker, loves sharing her spinning passion with beginners.

Cost: $40 Members/$45 Non-members OR for both classes $75/$85.

Class Size: Max 10 students

Questions:  Email programs@cvfg.org

Materials Fee: $10 paid on arrival (cash or check) supplies fiber to spin for ply on the fly and a plying scarf.  Students taking both classes can pay both fees in the morning.

About Cynthia:  Cynthia Dianne Haney, a spindle maker, is passionate about teaching people how to spin. She designs spindles and turns them on the lathe to aid students with high quality performance, enabling students to make the yarn they want with a spindle.

Cynthia has been teaching beginner spinners, of all ages and abilities, since 2011, from individual lessons to specialized group classes at Fiberworld, Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, and Maryland Sheep and Wool. A Virginia native, her woodshop and Cynthia Wood Spinner business is in Nelson County.

Find more information and social media links on https://cynthiawoodspinner.com/.


August 27
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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