Online Class

Foundations of Spinning

$29.99$39.99

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.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Amy King
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting to Know Your Wheel
18:43
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.
2. Fibers
25:48
3. Getting Started at Your Wheel
19:55
4. Spinning: The Basics
29:54
5. Honing Your Skills
29:14
6. How to Ply
34:59
7. Yarn Finishing & Wheel Maintenance
19:39

Taught by

Amy  King
Amy King
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 their spinning to the next level.
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