2-3 class hours.

Call it plying, throwing, cordspinning or whatever, twisting cords is one of the oldest and most basic textile techniques—look at many yarns close up, and what do you see? Spun lengths twisted together. Twist several lengths of yarn together, and the resulting cords can become drawstrings, straps, and ties. Create trim from project yarn to perfectly match your garment a la Chanel, or jewelry to wear with it.

In class you’ll learn how to make basic 2-ply cords, as well as how to cable cords. See how your choice of materials and combinations can influence the end results in unexpected ways, ways putting a new twist on twisted cord.


  • Odds and ends of yarn, any type, in complementary colors
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • sharp needle for whipstitching