Learn how to choose a supported spindle with Diana Twiss.
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.
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Discover how to create your favourite pair of hand-spun socks from being able to spin your own yarns. Understand the ‘default’ yarn and twist different yarn structures and their benefits, colour management, grist and how to keep your plies consistent; Every process you need to make an amazing pair of socks!
Learn the process of creating your first garment from your handspun yarn. Discover how to select the kind of fibre that will give you the garment you desire, how to sample your handspun yarn, how to calculate the measurements of your yarn, how to store large amounts of plies for bigger projects, and how to swatch your yarn before starting your garment.
Understand the multiple variables that 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.