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Introduction to Spinning Finer1:33
The Project Explained2:18
Fibres for Spinning Finer2:58
Preparing Tops for Spinning Finer3:49
Spinning from Batts3:20
Mistakes and putting them right5:24
About This Class
This class takes you from where you are with your spinning right now, to spinning finer! You will need a spinning wheel and fibre, preferably wool.
You will learn how to prepare your fibre and adjust your wheel to the optimum for relaxed, fine spinning.
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This is a well presented class I found very helpful. I'm only beginning to learn spinning (I've had my wheel for less than a month), but ultimately spinning 2-ply lace and sock yarn is my goal. Thanks to this class the quality of my spinning has noticeably improved, and I'm closer to the consistency I aim for. Thank you!
This class is helpful for someone who already has a basic knowledge and some experience with spinning. I found the tips for preparing the fiber, starting the spin and correcting mistakes most useful.
I live and work on the small Orkney island of Flotta. I've been knitting, designing and writing since I was small and enjoy bringing traditional stitches to modern knitters. I have self-published several books, including Patterns for North Ronaldsay Yarn, The Gansey Workbook, The Fair Isle Workbook, Exploring Shawl Shapes and the Fine Spinning Workbook. I am the author of the best-selling ‘The Magic of Shetland Lace Knitting’ and 'Magical Shetland Shawls to Knit', published by Search Press in the UK and St Martins in the USA, both of which have been widely translated. I am the editor of 'Centenary Stitches', a book of patterns updated from the WW1 era.
And I have been teaching for ever! It has always been something I enjoyed doing, both in the academic world and in the world of crafts. Skillshare gives me a chance to share my skills with people all over the world without having to travel. Perfect!
For most of my classes my cameraman is Natasha Stead. I think she does a brilliant job, but then, I would. She happens to be my granddaughter! I film my classes in my home, so there are sometimes noises off. The barks are from my Scottie, Isla, a rescue aged 10 who I have had for 2 years. The aircraft are the inter-island planes, 9 seaters, which go to and fro between the different Orkney islands.