JC13 You Can Chain Ply
with Sarah Anderson
With the abundance of beautifully painted top available to spinners today, it is a good idea to learn how to chain ply. With this technique, the spinner makes a big chain of the singles before adding ply twist resulting in a truly variegated 3ply yarn. The benefit of chain plied yarn is that the attractive color progressions that result from spinning a painted fiber preparation is retained in a 3ply yarn without much barber poling or mixing of colors. Skill level: Students should be able to spin a continuous yarn and be comfortable with their equipment. Students should bring: Spinning wheel in working order, lazy kate, 2 empty bobbins, 1 bobbin of singles that have had at least a day to rest. Also bring some cheap commercial yarn that you can use for practice at the beginning. This can be any type of yarn but should be in a form that will easily unwind. (Skeins should already be wound into balls.)
About the instructor: An avid fiber enthusiast since childhood, Sarah Anderson is the author of “The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs”. Sarah’s enthusiasm for spinning techniques and constructions has driven her to create an extensive library of different yarn constructions that she loves to share with other spinners. She lives, spins, knits and weaves in the Pacific Northwest with her husband in a house full of wheels and wool.