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Post Conference Class #25
Spinning a Sound Single (S)
Sunday, Aug 4
1:30 - 4:30 pm

A singles yarn is, by its very nature, unbalanced. Twist is typically added to these yarns in one direction, but it is never balanced with plying. Why spin a singles yarn? Singles can provide unique color blending possibilities, add interesting texture options, and maximize our spinning time. Yes, singles yarns can have drawbacks, such as decreased durability, over-twist, and reduced loft but by better understanding twist, learning new techniques, and with no-fuss sampling, we can learn to spin useful, beautiful, sound singles yarns. Sounds…great! Participants are required to bring several spindles, or a spinning wheel in working condition, and spinning accessories.

Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn
Material fee: $10

Instructor: Kate Larson

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Kate Larson is the editor of Spin Off magazine. She contends that the fiber arts are the
bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. She shepherds a flock of Border
Leicester sheep in Indiana and teaches handspinning and knitting throughout the United
States. Kate is the author of The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015) and
several videos, including How to Spin Yarn to Knit (Interweave, 2016).

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