Gentle Art of Plying Video Download

Plying is not an afterthought. It's your gateway into the vast world of yarn design.
SKU: HDEP2040

This product will be accessible from My Downloadable Products located in My Account after purchase.

Availability: In stock.

Regular Price: $31.95

Special Price $19.17


Free Shipping on US orders over $50

Details
Details

Now Available in HD!

Plying is not an afterthought. It's your gateway into the vast world of yarn design. Informed and skillful plying can make all the difference between "just another yarn" and "just the yarn you want." In this engaging video, master spinner Judith MacKenzie presents not just the basics--how to hold your hands, where to put your kate--but an extensive adventure into the endless possibilities.

You'll learn:

- How to make your equipment work for you, from yarn storage devices to pulley choices to optimum tensioning
- Different classes of yarn structure and how they affect the textiles you make from them
- How to best organize your hands (the best tools of all!)
- How to avoid errors--and how to correct them when you need to
- How plying "errors" evolve into fascinating art yarns
- How to use your wheel to customize and enhance commercial yarns
- And several dozen additional intriguing side trips that will spur your creativity and make you a better spinner.

And you'll have fun learning!

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU HDEP2040
Product Type Video Download
Author/Designer Judith MacKenzie
Reviews
Customer Reviews (1)
Even more than I expected!
Rating
I own one other of Judith MacKenzie's spinning videos, so I knew I would enjoy her teaching style and approach. She is gentle, concise, never without something interesting to say, and delightfully spoken. On that front, I knew that the teaching would be very, very good.

I've been spinning for about two years and consider myself pretty adventurous - I've done multi-plied yarns, cabled yarns, and artyarns - so I wondered if this video would have anything beyond the delightful teaching style to offer me. And I am thrilled that it does! I actually took notes.

Ms MacKenzie breaks the plying process down without being pedantic and shares a wealth of information in that process. I know understand why my finished yarn doesn't *quite* match my samples, where the plying actually stops, how to "test" what my yarn will look like knit - while I'm spinning it! - and what twist in a finished skein really says. I understand a bit more about why I like certain commercial yarns better.

And, though I don't weave, this would be a great addition to a spinner/weaver's library as MacKenzie refers to weaving at several points to explain both why we do what we do in plying and how it affects the final cloth. She also evaluates certain yarn structures for their potential uses in weaving as well.

Overall, this was an excellent video. As an intermediate spinner, I didn't feel it talked down to me, just gently explained some of what I knew and the *why* behind it. I highly recommend it!
Review by Mingo08 (Posted on 7/28/2017)
Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please,

Tags
Tags

Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Fulfillment Info

Shipping Options
For United States customers:

 

Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information.

 

2nd Day Air: $19.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

 

Next Day Air: $49.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 1 business day; no P.O. boxes. Next Day shipping includes tracking information.


For International customers:

  • Shipping Method —All orders are sent via Airmail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive.
  • Tracking information is not available for International orders at this time.


International Air Printed Matter: $6.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is dependent on final destination. For Canada, the estimated shipping time is 2-4 weeks. For other International Countries please allow for an estimated shipping time of 4-6 weeks.


 

Digital Product Download
When you purchase a downloadable item from our store, you have unlimited access to your purchase and can download it as many times and as often as needed. To access and save your download please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner on this website
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. Click “Welcome, (your name)!” in the upper right corner
  4. On the left side of the screen click on “My Downloadable Products” *If you have purchased an online course, click "My Courses"
  5. Underneath the Product title will be the download link, click the link to view the PDF or Video
  6. To save your purchases to your computer please do the following:
    *PC Users: Right click on the download link, select “Save Link As” (Firefox, Chrome) or “Save Target As” (Internet Explorer)
    *MAC Users: Hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option “Download Linked File As” (Safari)
  7. Save the download(s) to your “Desktop,” “My documents” or other favorite folder. Click “Save”

If you are having trouble opening your download, we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader for eBooks, digital magazine issues and patterns/projects. Get it here for free: https://get.adobe.com/reader

 

For videos, we recommend using VLC Player. Here is the link to access VLC download for free: http://www.videolan.org


 

Digital Courses and Streaming Video

If you have purchased an on-demand courses or video you can access your product immediately by following the directions below. If you have purchased course with a start date you can still access it by following the directions below but may be limited to what you can access until the course starts at the date that was described in the details section of the product you purchased. 

  1. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner on this website. 
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. Click “Welcome, (your name)!” in the upper right corner
  4. On the left side of the screen click on “My Courses”
  5. Click the button to the right of the Product Title labeled "Go To Course”
  6. This will open the course and video platform and place you in the dashboard. 
  7. Under My Courses or My Videos you should see your recent purchase. 
  8. Click the Start Course or Start Video button to the right to access your product. 
You may also be interested in the following product(s)
Spinning Power Pack Spinning Power Pack
1 Review(s)
$29.99