To spin better yarns you need to pay attention, be present and mindful while you work with the fibre at hand. Every single choice we make along the way, changes the character of our yarn and changes the character of our fabric. You want to know what you’re doing to it and how it affects the yarn, so you know what to expect when it comes to your knitting or weaving project.
Join instructor Kim McKenna in Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns, teaching techniques to take your spinning to the next level, and to become a better spinner. In this workshop, you will learn how to:
- treat commercially prepared fibre with a soaking treatment.
- prepare carded rovings and rolags with a blending board.
- how to ply through rings.
- record keeping techniques.
- how to package fibre for spinning.
- joining techniques.
- how to describe or assess your handspun, and more!
Every time you handle the fibre, you learn more about the fibre’s characteristics and how best to work with it. Although Kim’s grandmother’s saying referred to choices we make in life, it rings true for spinning as well: “Start how you want to finish.” So, let’s start!
Share your course progress with us – we’ll be chatting over in the SOS community forums, plus tag your Instagram posts with #sosnuancestospinningbetteryarns and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!
You will need 1-2 oz of undyed commercial top from up to 3 breeds from stash or you can source some here »
Remember your 15% off discount as a SOS member available here!
- Download the Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns worksheets »
- Download the Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns workbook »
- Download the Yarn Assessment PDF »
- Download the Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns full video transcript »