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Spinning Up a Level Workshop Twist and Ply on Handspun Yarn

Member Update // New Spinning Up a Level Module: Twist & Ply

November is near complete… it’s been a month since we first started our SOS Spinning Up a Level workshop series, and today we’re happy to now share with you the third module in the series…

Spinning Up a Level // Twist & Ply

In this latest module release taught by Katrina Stewart, we continue learning about (and practicing!) designing the exact yarn we want. We talk about twist, why it’s important, and how we can measure it to get the singles we need for the yarn we want to create. Katrina also discusses the benefits of rewinding your singles, as well as a neat plying method that can help manage imperfections in your singles.

Join us at Spinning Up a Level and explore how you can go from a beginner spinner to a spinner that can plan the exact kind of yarn they want to spin for a specific project. And don’t forget to share your progress with us in the SOS community forums where you can also ask any questions and share photos of your spinning journey along the way!

Handpainted variegated spinning fibres at SweetGeorgia Yarns

If you’re looking for new fibres and colours to inspire and enjoy while practicing your spinning skills, we’re happy to share with you our new SweetGeorgia handpainted variegated colourways – 2021 Exclusive Colourways on Spinning Fibres! Each of the nine colours is available on all five of our fibre bases: BFL+Silk, Panda, Polwarth+Silk, Superwash BFL and Targhee. Shop the new spinning fibre colourways here!

We’re also working on putting together more of our popular Spinning Sampler sets, which include a sampling of SweetGeorgia Yarns’ fibre bases and Katrina’s CraftyJak’s Boutique carded batts for you to explore!

 

Black Friday Sweater Season Sale

Over at SweetGeorgia, we’re bundling up in the comfort of warm woolly sweaters with our Black Friday Sweater Season Sale! To help celebrate and share our love of cosy hand-knit garments worked up in DK and worsted weight yarns, enjoy 30% off the following four yarn bases on orders over $140 USD / $185 CAD: BFL+Silk DK, Mohair Silk DK, Superwash DK and Superwash Worsted.

To apply the discount, enter the coupon code: FROSTY2020 – available until December 1, 11:59pm PST.
(Valid on new orders only. Applicable to cart total before tax.)

If you’re looking for School of SweetGeorgia courses that also share the sweater season joy, check out: Knit Your First Sweater taught by Tabetha Hedrick, Modern Colourwork Knitting with Felicia Lo Wong teaching the techniques of stranded colourwork, Leah Learns Design where Tabetha guides Leah through the steps of designing her first sweater, plus Spin to Knit a Sweater with Rachel Smith walking you through the process of creating your first garment from handspun yarn. And if you’re looking for a shipping-free holiday gift idea, share the gift of fibre-arts learning with a School of SweetGeorgia gift membership (redeemable only on new SOS membership accounts).

 

Live Office Hours Today!

Reminder that our November Live Office Hours takes place today, November 26, starting at 10am PST (11am MST, 12pm CST, 1pm EST). Grab a cup of coffee and join us for fibre arts Q&A!

To participate in the live chat with Felicia, join in via our YouTube channel here… or you can just watch the video on our School of SweetGeorgia LIVE page here.

We start at 10am PST today, Thursday November 26!

If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll archive the video replay of the session in the School for all our members to watch whenever! Note that this will also be our last Live Office Hours session for 2020. Information about the next live chat will be available in the new year!

 

Wishing our neighbours a beautiful U.S. Thanksgiving weekend! We’re so very thankful to everyone for your support over this past year and for sharing your wonderful fibre arts journey with us,
School of SweetGeorgia