Drafting and Plying with Ginger Clark

Thursday afternoon mini-workshop

Skill Level

All levels, but must be able to spin a continuous yarn.

Class Length

4 hours

Class Description

Spinners often have a default way of drafting and never experience different methods of drafting fibers for different yarns. Plying those yarns can make a huge difference in the yarn structure and how that yarn will react when used. In this class we will explore different ways of drafting long and short fibers and plying those single strands for yarns that will be used for knitting, weaving, or other uses.

Instructor Biography

Ginger Clark has been spinning for 40 years and teaching spinning for almost as long. For 10 years she was a production spinner selling custom yarns to boutiques in New York City. Her passion for spinning has led to a lifelong desire to explore all fibers for spinning and then figuring out the best use of the yarns to showcase their qualities.

Fees

Registration: $45

Materials: $20 for a selection of fibers to make 4 ounces of yarn

Materials Fees are not collected as part of registration.  They are paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class.

Students to Bring

  • Spinning Wheel in good working order
  • At least 2 bobbins or multiple drop spindles