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10 Videos (29m)
    • Class Introduction

    • What You'll Need

    • Assembling the Spindle

    • Learning to Spin

    • Transferring the Yarn

    • Joining the Roving

    • Making the Center-Pull Ball

    • Plying the Yarn

    • Making the Skein

    • Setting the Twist


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

4 of 4 students recommendSee All

Thank you for this tutorial, I'm really looking forward to it.
Cécile Carter

Knitting for all

Such a fun and easy to follow class! Who Knew! Cant wait to see more!
Jessica Worley

Education Technology Trainer

Great class! I have wanted to learn how to do this properly forever. Thanks so much for showing us the, yarns. :)
Kerri Klein






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 of several works of nonfiction and fiction, which can be found on Amazon, Kobo and Lulu.

Her writing abilities, craft skills and drive for a better life have been combined to design patterns, write books and share her love of fiber arts with others as a teacher on Skillshare. In addition to being a part-time library assistant, Diane sells her crafts and writing services in her Etsy Shop.

Her YouTube channel is a combination of writing, crafts and fun. She can also be found on Instagram where she shares the many aspects of her life.