Beginner Introductory Methods

If you have never spun before, or if you are struggling with your fiber or drafting, perhaps one of my videos can help! I also recommend looking for Sheep & Wool festivals in your area so you can take classes, and seeing if there are any Spinning Guilds in your area to meet other spinners. 

 
 

How to Spin a Single-Ply Yarn

Spinning a single ply yarn is how most spinners begin their spinning journey. You can spin a single ply yarn for any fiber in your stash. This video covers it all in a true introductory pace that many spinners find perfect for spin along.  

This video was the most helpful spinning video I’ve ever watched. I started spinning a few months ago and I was fighting with the wool, just as you described. Today I sat at my wheel and forced myself to relax my hold on the wool...and it finally worked! It was so satisfying that I spent about three hours spinning today! The smooth singles I produced today really made me happy! Thank you!
— M. Johnson
 

Introduction to Plying Yarn

Plying is when you take two yarns (or a yarn and a thread) and twist them together in the opposite direction as they were spun in order to change the texture of your yarn. Plying can also be a great way for beginners to re-balance and loosen yarns that are tight and over twisted so they drape softly. 

I really enjoyed this video and learning the different plying options and techniques available. I am just a beginner at spinning but love it entirely, already.
— C. Hudson
 

Corespinning Yarn for Beginners

Corespinning is wrapping fiber around a core thread. This thread can be anything from crochet cotton, to fuzzy mohair, to wire! The fiber can be anything from wool to locks to ribbon to sparkle! The possibilities for corespinning are endless and perfect for spinners who want to play with their creative side.

I love this instruction! You’re clear and easy to understand. Thank you for sharing!
— LOTD Fiber Arts