Spinning Marled Yarn with Nancy Wilson
In Spinning Marled Yarn, students will learn about the various types of marled yarn, including the famous/infamous barber pole. Students will learn how to create a double marled yarn, a technique that can be used to create a gradient yarn and to give more depth to a yarn.Students will leave with a variety of marled yarns and ideas for how to use them, along with enough fiber to create more yarn at home. Marled yarn is a great way to make a smaller amount of fiber go further.
Students should bring a spinning wheel in good working order, the tools they would normally take with them for a spinning get-together, and materials to take notes.
If you would like to take this workshop, but do not have access to a spinning wheel, email email@example.com to inquire about a limited number of spinning wheels available for loan.
Date & Time
Sunday, May 31st from 9 am to 12 pm
Intermediate to Advanced. Students should be comfortable with basic spinning and plying techniques.
In addition to the workshop registration fee, a material fee of $10.00 is payable to the instructor at the start of the workshop. The material fee will cover a variety of fibers for each student. In addition to the fiber provided, students are welcome to bring fiber from their own stash.
About the Instructor
Nancy Wilson has been spinning since 1988. She has taken lots of classes since then and started teaching somewhere along the line. She teaches regularly at the Flag Wool and Fiber Festival and the Arizona Fiber Arts Retreat, and has presented programs and workshops for the Mountain Spinners and Weavers Guild in Prescott and the Verde Valley Weavers and Spinners Guild. Her curiosity about spinning got the best of her when she enrolled in the Olds College Master Spinner program. She completed her certification in 2019, with her In-Depth Study covering blending double-coated llama fiber. This marled yarn class developed as a result of classes taken at the 2019 Intermountain Weavers Conference where she spent three fun days playing with color in Jillian Moreno’s classes. Nancy loves to share her passion for spinning with others and encouraging them anyway she can.