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Spinning Up a Level online workshop module Spin Control taught by Katrina Stewart
LEARNING PATH  |  SPINNING

LEARN TO SPIN YARN FOR WEAVING

Understand that multiple variables affect the characteristics of the finished yarn and discover how yarn is made is the very best way to improve your skills as a weaver.Through the experience of handling spinning fibre itself, learn how to look at wool for spinning and understand the features and characteristics of different sheep breeds to build your own stash of treasured spinning fibre.

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Spinning From Scratch

Spinning From Scratch

1 hr 43 min |  14 lessons
  • Learn to spin a continuous yarn using your spinning wheel.
  • Learn to make a simple, traditional 2-ply yarn and finish that yarn in preparation for knitting or weaving, or whatever you might like to do with it.
  • Understand that multiple variables affect the characteristics of your finished yarn. 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.
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Spinning up a Level

Spinning Up a Level

3 hr 58 min |  37 lessons
  • Explore 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.
  • Discover various techniques of fibre choices, fibre preparation, drafting, plying, and finishing to achieve the hand-spun yarn of your dreams.
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Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns

Nuances to Spinning Better Yarns

3 hr 21 min |  9 lessons
  • Learn how to treat commercially prepared fibre with a soaking treatment.
  • Learn how to prepare carded rovings and rolags with a blending board.
  • Understand how to ply through rings, and package fibre for spinning.
  • Discover joining techniques.
  • Explore how to describe or assess your handspun, and more!