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Beginning Spinning



Beginning Hand Spinning

 

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

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