Learn to Spin Your Own Yarn | Diane Ziomek | Skillshare
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10 Videos (29m)
    • Class Introduction

      0:56
    • What You'll Need

      0:37
    • Assembling the Spindle

      2:25
    • Learning to Spin

      3:25
    • Transferring the Yarn

      3:20
    • Joining the Roving

      2:10
    • Making the Center-Pull Ball

      2:56
    • Plying the Yarn

      5:55
    • Making the Skein

      5:53
    • Setting the Twist

      1:32

About This Class

I am a self-taught spinner, and would like to teach you how to make your own yarn with the most basic equipment. The yarn can then be used for knit, crocheted or woven projects.

My class will teach you how to first make the spindle, then how to spin the fiber into yarn. You will then be taught how to ply from a center-pull ball.

Spinning your own yarn is a rewarding experience. As you become more skilled at it, you will find you can spin almost anywhere. I have sat in waiting rooms, at craft fairs and even spun in the car (as a passenger, of course). It attracts attention, and makes people take a second look.

Join me as I walk you through the steps. Feel free to ask questions and show off your projects.

For those wishing to try it for free, here is the link. First 25 free

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Diane Ziomek

Writer/Fiber Artist NotJustAlpaca on Etsy

Diane Ziomek is an Indie Author and Fiber Artist. Her love of crafts began at an early age when her grandmother taught her how to knit, crochet and sew. Through the years she did a variety of crafts, but always went back to crochet. When her children were young she operated a mail-order fabric business and provided custom quilting services.

After a major life change in 2005, she pursued her dream of becoming a writer. She began writing online, and in 2012 she self-published the first o...

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