Learn to Spin with Colour

New spinners, come join us here

For everyone who has ever been just the slightest bit curious about how yarn is made, I encourage you to join us as we learn how to spin our first yarn.

Spinning from Scratch
Spinning from Scratch

Spinning From Scratch

A comprehensive 4-week course in creating your own handspun yarns with a spinning wheel

Learning how yarn is made is the very best way to improve your skills as a knitter or weaver. By learning to spin, you’ll gain insight into what characteristics of a yarn will make it more durable or resistant to pilling, or what types of yarn will be more suitable to lace knitting, or simply how to substitute yarns for a knitting project.

Who this workshop is for

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These workshops are meant to serve as a foundation for future spinning courses and learning. My goal is to introduce the most fundamental spinning techniques to those who are curious and intrigued about creating their own yarns. And then together, we can move forward towards more intentional techniques for spinning exactly the kinds of yarns you want.

Your Instructor

About Felicia Lo Wong

In 2005, Felicia Lo founded SweetGeorgia Yarns, an artisanal hand-dyed yarn company. Starting out with just three skeins of yarn for sale on the newly minted Etsy.com, demand soon exploded within a matter of months. Over the past decade, SweetGeorgia Yarns has grown into a team of skilled craftspeople and artisans led by Felicia, who also teaches fibre arts fundamentals including dyeing, spinning, weaving, knitting, and color theory for crafters and artisans. Felicia is the author of "Dyeing to Spin & Knit" and teaches "Spinning Dyed Fibers" on Craftsy.com. Felicia currently lives and works in the Vancouver area with her young family.

What You Need to Get Started

Just a couple things you'll need to begin with

In this workshop, I demonstrate all the spinning techniques using a spinning wheel. Mine happens to be a Schacht Matchless Double Treadle wheel, but any modern spinning wheel should work. I also demonstrate drafting and spinning with a drop spindle.

In addition, you might like to have some extra bobbins, a lazy kate, a niddy noddy or skeinwinder or swift, and some lovely wool spinning fibre to spin with.

Why These Courses are Different

comprehensive and in-depth instruction

My dyeing style involves working with precision and intention as I create colourways, so you can join me as I lead you through the simple math calculations that are so helpful in preparing for an efficient and effective session in the dye studio.

Spinning From Scratch - Intro video

Preview Lesson

Watch our introduction lesson video

The easiest way to know whether you'll enjoy our spinning contet is to check out one of our lessons. Click below to watch a sample of the course content in "Spinning From Scratch":

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you're thinking about joining the School of SweetGeorgia

What is the School of SweetGeorgia

The School of SweetGeorgia All-Access membership is a month-to-month or annual subscription that begins on the date you sign up. The All-Access membership allows members to access and watch all of our education content. More tutorials, workshops, and courses are added on a regular basis. Your membership can be paused or cancelled online at anytime.

What are the Membership options?

The School of SweetGeorgia offers our All-Access membership plan on a Monthly or Annual basis. If you sign up for a Monthly plan, you'll be billed once a month on the date that you originally signed up. For the Annual plan, you'll be billed once a year on the date you originally signed up. You can change or upgrade your plan anytime from your account page.

Do the courses have a start or end date?

Our entire course library is available as soon as you sign up. All our course and workshop content is completely self-paced – you decide when you start and when you finish. Work at your own pace, whenever and wherever you have time.

How long do I have access to the course?

Forever! As long as the School of SweetGeorgia is in operation and as long as you have an active membership subscription, our content will be available to you. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to our course library for as long as you like — across any and all devices you own.

What if I am unhappy with the School?

We would never want you to be unhappy! The best way to see if our School is a good fit for you is to first watch the videos that we have made available for preview (see above). This will give you a good idea of what our video lessons are like. If you are still unsatisfied with your purchase, please contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

What kind of supplies or equipment will I need to take this spinning class?

You will need a spinning wheel or drop spindle at a minimum, plus some wool spinning fibre to get started. As well, we encourage you to have several extra bobbins, a lazy kate, and a niddy noddy or skeinwinder or swift. We have the complete list of tools and supplies available for download to students.

Spinning Workshops

Our latest spinning courses and workshops

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Do you ever find yourself in a rut with your knitting or sewing? Making the same things over and over, not really branching out into new skills, shapes, or directions? It’s usually fear or self-doubt that gets in my own way, causing creative blocks, burn-out, and boredom. If you want to try something different and […]

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Spin to Knit Socks

Socks are the humblest garment: We put them on our feet, wear them all day and wash them in the general load without really thinking much about them, but in this workshop we encourage you to think more of socks and what goes into spinning yarn for them and how much fun it can be! […]

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Learn to Spin Yarn with Colour

School of SweetGeorgia

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