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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 it 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


  • Taking the singles you’ve been spinning and making 2 ply, 3 ply, 4 ply…...yarns


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