Learning to Ply with Sharon Wollaston


24 October 2020
2pm – 4:30pm

This workshop covers what to do next with your home spun wool so that you can put it to use!

Be guided by our skillful mentor of all things home-spun, Sharon Wollaston as she introduces you to yarn plying. Yarns are composed of multiple strands of spun fibre twisted together in opposite directions. In this workshop, learn to create yarn by bringing two strands of spun wool together so that it is ready for use in your next project.

This workshop follows on from our ‘Begin to Spin’ class and shares with you the next steps to take now that you have completed your spinning. Although anyone who can spin wool and would like to know how to learn to ply is welcome.

Participants can expect to learn about the processes involved with preparing, washing and plying wool so that you have it ready to use for your next knitting, crochet or weaving project.

Please bring along your spinning wheel and all accessories or tools that go with it and the wool that you have already spun.

Refreshments and expert tuition are included. Class size is limited to 8 participants to allow for personalised tuition as required and to make sure that there is enough room for friendly chatter .

This workshop will take place in Building 21 (the former market building) at Fabrik, amidst the loveliness of Sera Waters Domestic Arts exhibition. Please look out for directional signage on the day.

Image with text. Text reads "learning to ply" Image shows balls of wool.