Gentle Art of Plying Video Download

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

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SKU HDEP2040
Product Type Video Download
Author/Designer Judith MacKenzie
Technique Plying
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Customer Reviews (1)
Even more than I expected!
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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)
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