Spinning with E-Spinners Zoom Workshop
Discover handspinning with an e-spinner and how it can improve your technique, skills, and ability to spin your own handspun yarn. In this workshop, we hope you will gain an understanding how to get the most from your e-spinner. Whether you’re new to an electric spinner, never bonded with the one you have, or you’re contemplating the purchase of this tool, we hope you get a lot of information from this class.
There are a couple of major misconceptions about the electric spinner, with the most common being that it’s somehow “cheating” to use one since there are no treadles to manage. Debbie will tell you that the opposite is true. With a traditional, or treadle wheel, the treadles are one of the main ways that you can increase or decrease your twist amount… you can treadle faster for more speed/twist, or slow it down for less twist. It’s also intuitive to stop treadling when you’ve got a problem you need to address. Without treadles, you’re down one major means of spin control!
When you spin with an e-spinner, you will learn to be a much more intuitive spinner in order to intentionally create the yarn you want. You also go back-to-basics of classical spinning — proper tensioning, take up, managing speed without treadles, etc. And that’s why Debbie calls this class “empowered e-spinning,” because you can learn to take control of your e-spinner without letting the e-spinner take control.