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Spin Worsted Consistently on Your Wheel
January 22 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Spin Worsted Consistently on Your Wheel, a Zoom Workshop with Kimberly Radcliffe
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Take your handspun yarn to the next level! When evaluating your finished yarns, do you wish they were just a bit more evenly spun and plied, but not sure how to make that happen? The methods shown in this class will help to improve your spinning skills so you can create a more consistent skein of yarn. Learn worsted drafting methods, as well as fiber supply control. The class will cover the best fiber prep for worsted spinning all the way through to the finishing of the yarn.
The first half will concentrate on the singles spinning and the second half will be plying and finishing techniques. You will learn how to:
- Draft for worsted spinning
- Spin any size singles more consistently, not just your default
- How to spin more even amounts on each bobbin (so you have less singles left over)
- Ply at a more consistent angle
- Take thorough notes so that you can make the same yarn any time
- Finish your yarns (soaking, drying, re-skeining, tying neatly and measuring)
Class Time/Location: Noon – 4:30 p.m., with a class break from 2 – 2:30 p.m., ON ZOOM.
Class Recording: The class will be recorded and the recording will be available to students for 60 days after the class.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner. Students should know how to spin a continuous single and be able to make a two-ply yarn.
Cost: $35 members, $40 non-members.
Deadline to Register: January 20, 2023, at 6 p.m.
Class Size: Max 20 students
Questions: Email email@example.com
- Working spinning wheel with at least 3 bobbins, plus all of the wheel accessories, including extra whorls.
- 2–3 ounces of prepared fiber. Combed top is recommended, hand or commercially prepared.
- Digital scale
- Cards for yarn samples. About 3″x3″. I use either heavy cardstock or pieces from paperboard boxes or other similar material.
- Pen or pencil
- Contrasting colored lap cloth.
- Good lighting.
- Wraps per inch gauge if you have one.
- Bobbin holder for plying (lazy kate).
- Niddy noddy or skein winder.
About Kimberly: Kimberly started off with knitting as a young child. In 2009 she learned to spin and quickly became drawn to the finer end of spinning, becoming an award winning lace spinner. Ever in search of the perfect yarn and being rather particular in her spinning methods, she developed ways to make very consistent, even, worsted yarns and how to make them repeatable, no matter how long between spinning projects. These practices can be applied to all kinds of fiber prep for more consistent yarns.
Kimberly takes joy in sharing her experience with those who wish to take their spinning to the next level. She lives in Troy, Va with her woodsman husband, cat Molly, a huge vegetable garden and an unbelievablely large stash of fleece!