fbpx

SPINNING COURSES

Spinning your own handspun yarn for knitting or weaving can be so much fun and satisfying. Learning to spin will give you ultimate understanding and control over so many characteristics of your yarn. From softness to size and from twist to texture, learn how we make our own yarns with our enthusiastic and encouraging spinning instructors here.

SPINNING LEARNING PATH

Our courses are designed for spinners of all levels, from the absolute beginner to a spinner who wants precise control over all the nuances of handspun yarn. We've organized the courses in a curated path so you can get from where you are to where you want to be.

1
Spinning Wheel

Start to Spin

If you're just starting out with spinning, start here! In these two workshops, you'll find the basics of fibre, drafting, adding twist to make a stable yarn, and then learning to make a plied yarn. Here, we spin with a spinning wheel or a suspended spindle. You can choose whichever tool you prefer!

2
Intentional Yarn

Intentional Spinner

These spinning courses help you learn to spin with specific purpose in mind. Learn to spin to specifications or replicate a commercial spun yarn. Practicing these skills will give you the ability to control the grist, twist, and feel of your yarns.

3
Spindle Spinning

Twist with Tools

Discover all the different ways you can spin a yarn with different spinning tools and equipment.

LATEST SPINNING POSTS

Ashford E-Spinner 3
Felicia Lo Wong

Choosing an E-Spinner

There are many options for e-spinners available now that fit every style of spinning and budget. Compare e-spinners to choose the best one for you.

Read More »
How to twist a yarn skein example
Felicia Lo Wong

Twisting a Skein

In this tiny tutorial, I demonstrate how I twist a skein of yarn from a loose hank into a twisted skein format.

Read More »
Yak+Silk in Firelight
Felicia Lo Wong

Crafternoon Live // September 14, 2018

During this Crafternoon, we did a spindle spinning demonstration showing drafting, plying, and how to wind onto the spindle shaft. We also started spinning a handpainted colourway using the fractal spinning colour technique.

Read More »