Abby is Back!

Announcing a two day workshop with Abby Franquemont. July 6-7. She will be teaching Self-Striping Yarns and Mythtwisters.

Day One: Self- Striping Yarns

Have you ever wanted to spin your own self-striping from dyed fibers? We’ll work with both fiber that’s been hand painted in multiple colors, and multiple colors of solid-dyed fiber, to spin self-striping singles—and you will learn about planning and plying methods to achieve a variety of color effects in plied yarns as well. You must be able to spin and ply a basic two-ply yarn, but we’ll discuss chain plying and three-ply yarns too. Wheel or spindle.

Day Two: Myth-twisters

With this class we will dispel some common sunning myths. Such as:
You can’t spin much yarn on a spindle.
Wheels are faster than a spindle.
You can’t spin fine on a bobbin-led wheel.
You can’t spin thick with a spindle.
You can’t use handspun for warp, especially not if it’s singles.
You have to spin in he opposite direction to crochet.
Chain-plied yarns are inherently weaker than a standard 3-ply yarn.
You can’t blend short and long staple length.
Do you have others? We will put them to the test.

Please join us for this fun workshop!

Cost is $225 and this includes a pool party on Friday night.
Please call Susan at 765-621-9511 or email to reserve your spot.
Or you can send a check to

The Trading Post
8833 S 50 W
Pendleton, IN 46064