Are you an experienced spinner who wants a portable way to play with fibers? A knitter who's always wondered about spinning? Or a fiber artist who wants more say over your initial supplies?
Spin the yarn you've always dreamed about in Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff. Seasoned spindler Drucilla Pettibone will walk you through the yarn-making process, from carding natural fibers to creating stunning yarns in a variety of textures - all on a portable drop spindle.
In addition to acquiring spindling skills, you'll unwind while practicing this ancient craft as Drucilla demonstrates the Zen of spin.
Spin more than your creative wheels and enroll in Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff today!
What You'll Learn
How to use a drop spindle
Basic spindling techniques like long and short draws
As a beginning spinner i found this class to be a great starting point. I'm so glad i took this class; now i am spinning my own yarns and i just love it. I am definitely hooked and will continue advancing myself till i am the best i can be.
Thank you, Dru ~this is one awesome class! (((hugs)))
on July 28, 2013
I bought a top whorl spindle at a fiber festival and had a brief lesson on the spot, then went home to try it on my own, where it got much harder without a teacher watching me. Dru's class was on sale, so I decided to try it as my first Craftsy class. It was worth it! Even though she used a bottom whorl spindle and didn't get to the top whorl spindle until a later class, the information was useful. I do have a bottom whorl spindle that never made sense to me so it's been in my closet for years, ...
I'm a longtime knitter and I've always been curious about spinning my own yarn so I took this course, just for fun, to see what it was all about. I feel like I got exactly what I wanted: I learned all about different fibers, and spinning tools, and neat stuff like different ways to ply yarn. I spun a few of my own sweet little bundles of yarn that made my friends all ooh and ahh. Dru is super nice and it feels like a close friend is there walking you through all the steps. It was great! ...
I loved this class, I had purchased a drop spindle over 2 years ago and was letting it intimidate me. I seen the class and purchased and and very happy I did. She shows you how to work with different types of spindles and how to even make art yarn. If you want to start spinning this is a great way to start .