Spinning up a Level

In this series, we are going to be exploring 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, be it socks, a sweater, or a shawl.

Katrina Stewart · October 28, 2020

Welcome to Spinning up a Level with Katrina Stewart!

In this series, we are going to be exploring 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, be it socks, a sweater, or a shawl. Throughout this series, we’ll be exploring various techniques of fibre choices, fibre preparation, drafting, plying, and finishing to achieve the hand-spun yarn of your dreams. This course also includes a comprehensive workbook and spinning exercises so you can try the demonstrated techniques for yourself and see which methods suit you and your spinning style.

We hope you’ll join us for Spinning up a Level!


All of the chat and progress will be shared over at the forum, with social media posts shared using the tags: #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia

 

Started spinning a braid of Targhee wool on the Nano 2. This time I'm trying to be more consistent and intentional with my drafting. I'm thinking I'd like this skein to eventually become part of a shawl.

(Fiber is from sweetgeorgia in colorway "Tapestry")

#spinnersofinstagram #espinner #dreamingrobots #targhee #handspunyarn #espinnersofinstagram #sosspinning #handspinning

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Reminder to join us today for our final Zoom meetup as part of the Spinning Study Group: Working from Fleece with Kim McKenna @claddaghfibrearts! Starting today, November 10th at 11:00 AM PT (2:00 PM ET), bring along the fleece you've scoured, prepped, and spun over the past six weeks and share it with us as we wrap up this fabulous and fun group study. ⁠

Find the Zoom link at the SOS Events Calendar (link in IG bio). We'll see you soon!⁠



#sosspinning #sosspinningstudygroup #schoolofsweetgeorgia #fleeceprep #fibreprep #handspun #claddaghfibrearts

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As daily life can become busy, taking back a bit of every day for crafting is my happy place. Learning new skills by myself can feel challenging and being the only fiber-obsessed human in my household, lonely too. There is a reason make-alongs are so popular with so many crafters: even if we love our “me time,” sharing the process and the takeaways make it more meaningful as it didn’t stay only with us, but may have helped someone else too.⁠

At Greta Cornejo's @gretacornejomakes new article: Level Up Your Fibre Arts Skills with Study Groups, Greta shares more about how these study guides have helped her along her own journey of exploring the different SOS course content. Helping her to level up her own learning. Find the article at the SOS site (direct link in bio)!

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Note: We recommended you print your Spinning Exercise worksheets on card stock since you'll be hanging your handspun samples on it.

Module 1: Fibre Prep & Drafting

 

Module 2: Fibre & Finishing

 

Module 3: Twist & Ply

 

Module 4: Spin Control

 

Module 5: Colour in Spinning Fibre

 

Module 6: Project Planning

 

Spinning Tools & Fibre Resource List

These are the tools that Katrina used in her course:

Remember your 15% off discount as a SOS member available here: https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/sweetgeorgia-discount/

About Instructor

Katrina Stewart

Katrina, a professional photographer by trade, has had an obsession with fibre all her life. She learned to knit and crochet as a child, but her passion was truly ignited when she learned to spin in 2014. She loves the thought that every individual who looks at a braid of fibre or runs their fingers over a skein of yarn will create their own unique functional piece of art. Something to be enjoyed for years to come.

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  • 37 Lessons
  • Course Certificate
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