Last weekend, I finally got around to doing some Navajo ply. I have been putting it off, but I finally took the plunge.
I choose a tiny skein of my dyed (food coloring) handspun yarn. I did not mind if it turned out wonky in my attempts at Navajo ply. Armed with my fiber weapons I put the bobbin into my Lazy Kate and explored the unknown world of Navajo ply. Guess what? I emerged, on the other side, victorious! The first skein, shown above, was a bit cumbersome and it felt awkward putting my hands in the proper position.
The second Navajo ply was still odd, but I improved. I still have the set the twist on this handspun yarn and dye it.
By the time Sunday arrived I found my rhythm and I was Navajo plying without any effort whatsoever.
Below, I’m including the two videos that I found most helpful on learning Navajo ply.