Welcome to Spinning from Scratch
Learning how yarn is made is the very best way to improve your skills as a knitter, crocheter, or weaver. By learning to spin, you’ll gain insight into what characteristics will make it more durable or resistant to pilling. You may have wondered what types of yarn will be more suitable to lace knitting. Or you may just be wanting to sit and learn so you can simply substitute yarns for a knitting or crochet project.
Through the experience of handling spinning fibre itself, you’ll also learn how to look at wool for spinning and understand the attributes of different sheep breeds so that you’ll know what to look for when you go to build your own stash of treasured spinning fibre.
Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:
- to be able to spin a continuous yarn using your spinning wheel
- to be able to make a simple, traditional 2-ply yarn and finish that yarn in preparation for knitting, crocheting, or weaving (or whatever you might like to make with it)
- to understand that multiple variables affect the characteristics of your finished yarn. So 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.
And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Join us in making yarn by Spinning from Scratch taught by Felicia Lo, founder of SweetGeorgia Yarns, the School of SweetGeorgia and author of Dyeing to Spin and Knit.
Talk about the Spinning from Sratch course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!
Tag what you are making everywhere with #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia!
コリデールのcarded battを紡いでいます。Long drawでwoolenな感じの糸のはず…（覚えたての単語たち）
#手紡ぎ糸 #サポートスピンドル #スピンドル #スピンドル紡ぎ #corriedale #handspinnersofinstagram #supportedspindle #spindlespinning #sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia …
Embracing imperfection(in other words, trying really hard not to be grumpy about your inconsistent yarn).
This is my first spin in my life and actually I enjoyed it immensely. I couldn’t stop for 4 hours.
#suspendedspindle #dropspindle #supportedspindle #handspinning #handspinnersofinstagram #ドロップスピンドル #サポートスピンドル #手紡ぎ #手紡ぎ糸 #schoolofsweetgeorgia #sosspinning …
I spun some alpaca fiber into yarn 😍 so pretty! Next step – 2 ply it and then tackle warping (threading all the yarn through) my loom. ashford_wheels_looms glimakra.of.sweden #sosspinning #espinner3 …
I purchased a handmade suspended spindle for the first time in my life! Handmade wooden crafts make my heart sing.
#suspendedspindle #ドロップスピンドル #sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia …
If you’re wondering how textured yarns differ from art yarns… they don’t. All art yarns are stable, usable yarns that can add texture, however bold or subtle, to the cloth in which they’re used.
Over at the upcoming Spinning Textured Yarns, instructor Debbie Held @doodler01 will teach SOS spinners about spinning a variety of art yarn styles and have you coming away from the course with a new appreciation for these classic, textured yarns and their infinite potential. The yarns in this course are truly timeless and they’re presented in a skill-building, logical order that’s meant to inspire you in your own application. Visit the course page now to find the materials list to get your supplies ready for the lesson launch on June 7th!
#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #spinningartyarn #spinning #texturedyarns #handspun #handwoven …
April has been BUSY and I noticed that my monthly FOs tend to reflect how busy my work schedule is. My #freshstartheadband is my only FO for this month so far and it makes sense, but it`s funny how spot on it is! 🙈 Do you notice this with your knits also?
After finally finishing the Warm Neutrals pre-order I had a lot of other deadlines to meet. Finalising my advent colorways was a huge goal for me this month (which I finished! 🎉) along with some wholesale orders and getting the Wanderlust 2022 Favorites together (which are coming in May!). On top of that, my parents are visiting, there is school vacation, and we are taking a small trip to London. Luckily, I think I`ll redeem some knitting time while my parents are here and while we are on vacation, so it should balance a bit in the end! 😊
Pattern: #freshstartheadband by whileberry.creative
Yarn: malabrigoyarn Washted in Piedras
Pattern: #handspunboomerangshawl by grittyknits
Fiber: malabrigoyarn Nube …
Together with a good set of hand carders and a flicker, a diz may be one of the cheapest and more useful fibre prep tools you can get. If I had to choose, I would go as far as having a set of hand carders and my set of dizzes as my only fibre tools. They are versatile and extremely compact.
New at the School today, Greta @gretacornejomakes talks about the wonders of this fibre prep tool at her new article "What is a Diz and Why Do You Need One?". Continue reading the full article (link in bio) at the School!
#sosspinning #schoolofsweetgeorgia #fibreprep #fiberprep #spinningyarn #spinningfiber #fiberpreptools #diz …
I have been learning about different ways of rearranging colors in fiber to produce different results. So that’s what is currently in progress here with another 4oz of merino in “Pink Elephant” by fiberlovediary.
Another new tool for me is a bobbin winder, which is fast and efficient! …
- Preferred spinning tool, spinning wheel and spindle shown in the course
*Please follow this link for Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools needed
SweetGeorgia Yarns hand-dyed braids used in this course
*Use the 15% SOS members discount on SweetGeorgia Yarns and fibre
Additional Supplies Shown/Demonstrated
- Minimum of one ounce of scrap yarn to practice spinning
- Recommended minimum of three bobbins (wheel)
Do you have questions about Spinning from Scratch Materials? Talk about it with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!