Fiber Arts 101: Spinning Yarn on a Drop Spindle

Abby Goodman, Fiber Artist

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8 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Welcome to the art of spinning!

      1:33
    • 2. What is a drop spindle?

      5:09
    • 3. Spinning Fibers 101

      8:51
    • 4. Preparing your fiber to spin

      4:08
    • 5. Basic Spinning Techniques: Draft and Twist

      7:58
    • 6. Tips, tricks & troubleshooting

      6:27
    • 7. Plying yarns: a world of infinite possibilities

      9:41
    • 8. You're a spinner!

      0:46

About This Class

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Learn how to spin the yarns you want to knit, crochet and weave, or spin for the joy and meditative properties of this amazing craft. In this class we'll learn how to spin with a drop spindle, the perfect introduction to spin yarn, both economical and fun! 

In this class, here are the topics we'll cover: 

  • What is a drop spindle?
  • Spinning fibers 
  • Getting started on your spindle
  • Basic drafting techniques
  • Tips and tricks for spinning on a drop spindle
  • Plying to create new yarns

Let's get spinning!