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Beginning Spinning


Beginning Handspinning
Week One: Introductions – About you and what inspired you to take a spinning class?

  •   Spinning Wheel Mechanics – discussing the parts of the wheel and practice treadling

  •   S-twist and Z-twist

  •   Understanding fiber characteristic - Wool

  •   Worsted and Woolen Yarns

  •   Worsted drafting

  •   Leaders and Drafting V

  •   Tension mechanics and how it affects your singles

    Week Two: How did go this week? Triumphs and challenges

  •   More fiber types and how they affect yarn – Alpaca, yak, cashmere

  •   Fiber preparation discussion – Carding vs Combing

  •   Woolen draft

  •   What is a Lazy Kate?

  •   Lots of spinning time! Week Three: Let’s make yarn!

Synthetic fiber types
PLYING!
Taking the singles you’ve been spinning and making 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply......yarns

Week Four: Bringing it all together

  •   Hands on Fiber Preparation – How to identify a good fleece vs a poor fleece

  •   Carding fibers – Rolag, cloud, Punis

  •   Combing Top

  •   How to finish your yarn

  •   How to plan spinning for a project CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Ver. 1 January 2019

Wendy Clark

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