Amy King
Craftsy Instructor

Maine

Amy King is a renowned fiber artist, author and owner of Spunky Eclectic, a fiber studio and online community for artists. She is best known for her fiber samples and the Spunky Eclectic fiber club that she founded. She is also the author of Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarn You Want. Amy has been called a spinning force to be reckoned with, but really, she simply enjoys helping people get started with their wheels and take ... Read Full Bio »

Amy's Craftsy Classes

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Foundations of Spinning

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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What's New

Upcoming Events

May '15 09

May 09, 2015 - May 10, 2015
NH Sheep and wool festival. I'll be there vending with Spunky Eclectic. Please stop by and say hi or if you have a question to ask. Or if you just want some fabulous handpaint!

May '15 15

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Shepherd's Harvest Festival in Minnesota. Please see their website to sign up and see more about the classes. I haven't been this far west since SOAR 2009!!! It's a great opportunity to take a class with me at a great festival. http://shepherdsharvestfestival.org/

May '15 23

May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
MA sheep and wool (Cummington MA)- You'll find me with Spunky Eclectic vending there. Closer to the fair date we'll post the information of where we'll be at on FB.

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Amy's Projects

Fibers Galore
Singles & Plies
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