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Foundations of Spinning

with Amy King
Get started spinning! Learn essential techniques and helpful tricks for putting your new wheel to good use, and create the yarn you’ve been dreaming of.

Learn what to do after you take your wheel out of the box, with expert guidance from renowned fiber artist and author Amy King. You’ll begin by getting to know your wheel, its drive system and what each part does. Next, get warm and fuzzy with fiber! Learn about different fiber types and the various states in which you may find your fleece. Discover proper posture and hand placement as you prepare to spin. Amy will also work through a few wheel games to familiarize your body with these new movements. Then, find out how to attach a leader to the bobbin as you practice spinning with several different fibers. You’ll work through honing your skills, creating twists and even journaling your yarn to track your impressive improvements! Plus, explore a variety of plies as you learn Andean plying, plying from bobbins, cable and more before finishing your yarn with ease. Finally, find out how to care for your wheel so that it’s always ready to go for a spin!

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Lesson 1. Getting to Know Your Wheel

  • Meet your instructor, spinning expert Amy King, and learn about the different types of spinning wheels, their parts and how they work. If you already have a wheel or are shopping for a new one, you're sure to glean some useful advice.


Lesson 2. Fibers


Lesson 3. Getting Started at Your Wheel


Lesson 4. Spinning: The Basics


Lesson 5. Honing Your Skills


Lesson 6. How to Ply


Lesson 7. Yarn Finishing & Wheel Maintenance

"Amy does a fabulous job of combining introductory wheel & fiber knowledge before jumping into actual spinning. Just what I needed to take me from the nearly clueless new wheel owner to the blossoming spinner growing more confident everyday! My spinning knowledge base has grown by leaps and bounds with the written class materials and the excellent video tutorials. I am off to a great start in my journey of spinning. Highly recommend this class for someone thinking about buying a wheel, or for the novice spinner who is still seeking to find that inner confidence to spin the yarn you love and love what you create."
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