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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

SOS Twist Angle
Felicia Lo Wong

Twist Gauge

Measuring the angle of twist in your yarn is a wonderful way to ensure consistency in your handspun yarns. Download our twist gauge here to measure the twist in your singles and plied yarns.

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Hand dyed spinning fibre
Felicia Lo Wong

Spinning from the Fold

Learn how to “spin from the fold” with a long draw as a way to manage short, slippery, and downy spinning fibre blends.

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