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These 20 single-ply methods build the foundation for spinning your own unique textured yarns. Design a handspun yarn by starting with a single method (or corespun method) and then plying with one of the plying methods below.

Skip the 2+ year wait and watch all 20 episodes in this series by subscribing to my Patreon for $5/month.

 
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These 20 plying methods will teach you how to ply your single or corespun yarns into unique, one of a kind, textured yarns for weaving, felting, knit, or crochet.

Skip the 2+ year wait and watch all 20 episodes in this series by subscribing to my Patreon for $5/month.

 
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These methods will teach you how to corespin using unique cores and single or corespun yarns into unique, one of a kind, textured yarns for weaving, felting, knit, or crochet.

Skip the 2+ year wait and watch all 20 episodes in this series by subscribing to my Patreon for $5/month.

 
 
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If you want to learn how to spin creative “art yarn” textures on your drop spindle - then this is the perfect series for you! In this video compilation I spin 10 single-ply methods on a drop spindle, and 10 plying methods on a drop spindle.


Shopping for a Spinning Wheel?

Choosing a spinning wheel is like choosing a wedding dress; with so many wheels from great manufacturers all over the world, it can be difficult to decide what is the right wheel for you. Every spinning wheel is engineered to spin a specific range of yarns. Finding the “right” wheel for you means choosing a wheel that (a) feels comfortable and (b) is engineered to spin the yarns you want to use or sell.

I got my first SpinOlution wheel in 2015 and it is the only wheel I use. SpinOlution wheels are comfortable to spin on for long periods of time, and have excellent engineering. For the yarns I spin, I need an open orifice and large bobbin capacity - both of which SpinOlution wheels provide. SpinOlution wheels also have the highest ratios of any upright wheels on the market today - for fine spinning and short staple length fibers like cotton. SpinOlution wheels ship fully (or nearly fully) assembled, which makes them a great value.

If you have more questions about spinning wheels, feel free to contact me at howtospinyarn@gmail.com

Happy Wheel Shopping!

Ashley Martineau

 
 
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