St. Paul's Church, 205 Burwood Road, Burwood
Tutor: Sylvia French
Imagine making a yarn so thick that it is an instant scarf, no knitting required. In this course, we will spin three textured singles and Navajo ply the singles together to make a thick ropey yarn that will be cosy to wear as a boa. First, core spin a textured batt while auto-wrapping the yarn in shiny threads like Jacey Boggs’ Rip Torn yarn. For the boa feel, craft a tail spun yarn using super soft and curly Gotland locks. Finally, spin a thick-n-thin single for contrast. For those moving fast, learn supercoiling using either the ‘Rip Torn’ or the thick-n-thin yarn. We will then combine our three yarns using the Navajo-plying technique.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Equipment: Spinning wheel (preferably with a jumbo or wild flyer), 4 jumbo or 6 smaller bobbins, lazy kate.
Materials: 3 – 4 silk, cotton or metallic threads; 4-8 ply yarn to act as a core for core spinning; 100g textured art batt; Merino or Polwarth combed top (100g). Available for purchase: 100g textured art batts ($25) and Gotland locks ($15 )