Amy King
Craftsy Instructor

Maine

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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

Feb '15 27

Feb 27, 2015 - Mar 01, 2015
SPA knit and spin. My company Spunky Eclectic will have a booth there vending. This is a fabulous event for learning as well. I usually have time before or after the vending hours if someone needs help.

Apr '15 11

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015
I'll be teaching in Portland Maine at Port Fiber. I'm very excited to be teaching at Casey's great store! Check out their website for more details on the classes that will be offered. http://portfiber.com/

Apr '15 17

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 19, 2015
The Yarn Cupboard Retreat. (Syracuse NY) This looks like it's such a fun retreat and from talking to past participants, it really is a good time. We'll have a small booth there but I"ll also be teaching 3 classes. Please see their website for more details and to sign up for a class: http://www.yarncupboard.com/classes/festival

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Amy's Projects

Fibers Galore
Singles & Plies
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