Main Conference Class #23
Spin Cabled Yarns: For Strength, Stitch Definition, and
Repurposing Yarn (S)
Saturday, Aug 3
1:30 - 4:30 pm
If you wish to spin a strong and pill resistant yarn for your project, then learn to spin cabled yarn in this class. While the concept of taking two 2-ply yarns and plying them together seems simple, the execution can be a bit tricky. Learn this endlessly adaptable technique to create a range of yarns that balance durability, elasticity, and loft. Cabling also is a method to improve and make more usable unsuitable plied yarns. Learn the steps to spinning cabled yarns and practice under Denise’s watchful eye. Participants bring: Several spindles or a spinning wheel in good working condition, several bobbins, a lazy kate, and the spinning accessories you typically use. Spindlers: bring a lazy kate or gear for your preferred plying method.
Level: All but must be able to spin and ply a basic yarn
Material fee: $5
Instructor: Denise Jackson
Denise Jackson is a fifth-generation spinner and weaver from Great Falls, MT. She is a certified
fiber arts judge and has worked with the NWRSA on setting MT fiber arts judging standards.
Denise completed her master’s degree in communications and leadership with the goal of
becoming a better teacher and judge. Denise teaches nalbinding, lace knitting, Shetland hap
shawls, socks, all levels of spinning, fleece judging, project planning and more. She has published several articles in Spin-Off magazine.