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Ashford E-Spinner 3
LEARNING PATH  |  SPINNING

LEARNING TO SPIN YARN

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Spinning From Scratch

Spinning From Scratch

1 hr 43 min |  14 lessons
  • Learn to spin a continuous yarn using your spinning wheel.
  • Learn to make a simple, traditional 2-ply yarn and finish that yarn in preparation for knitting or weaving, or whatever you might like to do with it.
  • Understand that multiple variables affect the characteristics of your finished yarn. We’ll talk about the main variables that affect your handspun like what makes a thin or thick yarn, what makes a soft and smooth yarn, what makes a lofty yarn or a sleek and slinky yarn, and more.
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Spinning with Suspended Spindles

Spinning with Suspended Spindles

1 hr 40 min |  9 lessons
  • Explore each step of Debbie Held's own supported spindling process, demystifying these spindles and demonstrating how you too can spin your most beautiful yarns yet — even when you’re on the go!
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Spinning with Supported Spindles

Spinning with Supported Spindles

1 hr 38 min |  2 lessons
  • Explore each step of Debbie Held's own supported spindling process, demystifying these spindles and demonstrating how you too can spin your most beautiful yarns yet — even when you’re on the go!
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Spinning with E-Spinners

Spinning with E-Spinners

1 hr 16 min |  2 lessons
  • Learn to spin with e-spinners like the Ashford E-Spinner, Hansen Minispinner, and Nano EEW.

GLOWING YOUR SPINNING SKILLS

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Spinning up a Level

Spinning Up a Level

3 hr 58 min |  37 lessons
  • Explore how you can begin to go from a beginner spinner to a spinner that can plan the exact kind of yarn they want to spin for a specific project.
  • Discover various techniques of fibre choices, fibre preparation, drafting, plying, and finishing to achieve the hand-spun yarn of your dreams.
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Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns

Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns

3 hr 21 min |  9 lessons
  • Learn how to treat commercially prepared fibre with a soaking treatment.
  • Learn how to prepare carded rovings and rolags with a blending board.
  • Understand how to ply through rings, and package fibre for spinning.
  • Discover joining techniques.
  • Explore how to describe or assess your handspun, and more!
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Spinning Intentional Colour

Spinning Intentional Colour

2 hr 31 min |  7 lessons
  • Learn how colour is affected by spinning.
  • Recognize essential colour theory vocabulary: hue, saturation, value, and temperature.
  • Discover how to make a “muddy” skein so we can intentionally choose to avoid, or embrace, the mixing and blending of colour.
  • Understand how our spinning decisions affect our colour results and also produces different kinds of yarn.

LEARNING TO SPIN DIFFERNT FIBRES

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Spinning Sheep Breeds

Spinning Sheep Breeds

5 hr 22 min |  26 lessons
  • Learn the differences between wool classified as fine, medium, long, down and primitive wools.
  • Show how to spin the wool and the thoughts behind these choices.
  • Explore uses for the yarns we make from various wools.
  • Talk about project planning and inspire you to use your own handspun.