Welcome to Spinning with Supported Spindles taught by Debbie Held!
Have you ever wondered about spinning with a supported spindle? Walk through each step of Debbie’s supported spindling process to alleviate any mystery surrounding spindles, and demonstrate just how portable and spinning-friendly support spinning is! The supported spindle has a unique beauty, not only in the finished yarn, but in the fluid movements of spinning that yarn.
Throughout the videos, you’ll learn:
- Styles of spindles and how to choose one
- Fibre prep
- Building your cop
- Spindle storage and care
- And more!
SweetGeorgia Yarns has many spinning fibres available for this course.
Talk about the Spinning with Supported Spindles course with members of the School of SweetGeorgia. Post project pictures, share personal reflections, and join the conversations in our Community Forums!
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- Any support spindle of your choice and bowl/spinning surface
There are many wonderful spindle makers and Debbie has provided a Spindle Resource PDF for you to explore!
*Please follow this link for Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools needed
- Fine to medium staple fibre
Additional Supplies Shown/Demonstrated
- Hand carders
- 2 dowels for making faux-lags
Debbie explains multiple ways to ply, all using different materials. Please watch the 2.2 Plying, Spindle Care & Conclusion video before choosing which materials to use:
- Bowl, cup or mug
- Storage bobbin and hand drill
- Rubber bands
- Small ball or ping pong ball
- Spindle stand
- Basket and knitting needle point protectors
- Drop spindle
Do you have questions about Supported Spindle 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!