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Spinning with Supported Spindles

Walk through each step of Debbie Held's supported spindling process and alleviate any mystery surrounding the use of these spindles, demonstrating just how portable and spinning-friendly they are! The supported spindle has a unique beauty to it, not only in the finished yarn but in the fluid movements of spinning that yarn.
Debbie Held · July 21, 2022

Welcome to Spinning with Supported Spindles taught by Debbie Held!

Walk through each step of Debbie’s own supported spindling process, in the hopes of alleviating any mystery surrounding the use of these spindles, and hopefully demonstrating just how portable and spinning-friendly they really are! The supported spindle has a unique beauty to it, not only in the finished yarn but in the fluid movements of spinning that yarn.

In this course, you will learn:

  • what is a supported spindle
  • types of supported spindles and how to choose one
  • how to match a spindle and a bowl
  • ergonomics
  • fibre prep
  • starting your leader yarn
  • building your cop
  • cross-hatching
  • types of draws
  • troubleshooting and more

The supported spindle has a unique beauty to it, not only in the finished yarn but in the fluid movements of spinning that yarn. Join in the joy of supported spindling!


All of the chat and progress will be shared over at the SOS community forums, with social media posts shared under the tags: #sosspinning and #schoolofsweetgeorgia.

Reminder that SOS All-Access Members enjoy 15% off at the SweetGeorgia online shop. Find the discount code at: https://www.schoolofsweetgeorgia.com/sweetgeorgia-discount/


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About Instructor

Debbie Held

Debbie Held is a freelance writer and international fiber arts educator who almost always has a spindle in hand. She’s a recurring contributor to Spin Off magazine, PLY, Schacht Spindle Company, and more, and she’s the writer behind the Interweave column, Her Handspun Habit. A truly contented spinster, Debbie lives on an urban farm in Atlanta, Georgia, with an enormous Persian cat named Stanley. Both enjoy watching the spinner’s flock of Shetland sheep living in the yard below their windows. Write to them (all) at www.debbieheld.com.

3 Courses

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Course Includes

  • 6 Lessons