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Spinning consistent yarns

Want to spin more consistent skeins?

Do you want to make yarns that are consistent in diameter and twist? This half-day class will help you do just that. 

You'll explore the two keys to a beautifully even skein of handspun—consistent drafting and even twist—and learn tips and tricks for achieving both. We'll cover:

  • sampling to choose the diameter and twist you want in your finished yarn
  • how to draft consistently and adjust your drafting on the fly to achieve consistent diameter
  • maintaining even twist through a project
  • how to troubleshoot your spinning, make changes, and get back on track when your drafting varies
  • plying for consistency
  • how to deal with twist problems—even after you're done spinning and plying a skein

This class is appropriate for beginning through intermediate spinners; you should be able to spin a continuous thread on your wheel with confidence. Bring a spinning wheel in good working order, three bobbins, and a lazy kate. 

Taught by Sasha Torres. Enrollment limited to seven students. $59 including materials and GST. 

Earlier Event: January 20
Drafting methods
Later Event: March 17
Come for a spin! A Sheepspot spin-in