Heavenly Bresser, Workshop Instructor, This Way, That-a-Way with Opposing Plies

This Way, That-a-Way with Opposing Plies – Heavenly Bresser

Maximum number of participants: 12

Expand your skills from traditional yarns to not-so-common yarns such as opposing plies. Spinning yarn this way creates an intriguing texture and has many uses. In this session, you’ll learn how to make a basic opposing ply yarn, tips for successful plying, and the many applications for these kinds of yarns which make them so valuable!

Materials needed:
  • 2 oz of wool, preferably combed top or roving
  • Spinning wheel in working order or e-spinner, 2 empty bobbins: 1 for spinning, 1 for plying
  • Lazy kate or equivalent for plying
Pre-class homework:

Spin 2 ounces total of worsted spun, consistent singles on two bobbins (1 oz each bobbin). Be sure to spin in same direction (z, clockwise). Take notes on how you’ve spun these singles – i.e., whorl/pulley chosen or speed on e-spinner.

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Heavenly Bresser

Heavenly Bresser is an award-winning handspinner and teacher at major fiber events from Illinois (USA). She is an avid spinning wheel collector and restorer and the founder of Heavenly Knitchet. She is excited to share her love for knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, and all things fiber-related with the world. 

Some of her areas of passion include the love for working with colour, working from fleece, and researching historic information for antique spinning wheels. Heavenly has made it her mission to help fiber artists of all levels to expand their knowledge in their craft and to try new things. 


Oct 07


4 hour workshop
9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Tignish Room