Spinning on a Turkish Spindle Digital Download
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In this workshop, you'll learn about the different parts of a Turkish drop spindle and how the balanced arms (in place of the usual spindle whorl) provide a framework for a beautiful ball of yarn. Master the basics of creating a half-hitch, drafting, and winding on to the spindle to create beautiful (and practical) yarn bundles. Then learn Amelia's expert tips for beginners and how to troubleshoot your spinning. Learn the best way to store your spindle for travel so it stays beautiful and intact and how to put your spindle at rest without losing twist.
Finally, you'll tackle plying and have the opportunity to take a peek at Amelia's large and varied Turkish spindle collection. Discover the differences between Turkish spindles and choose the right one for you. Amelia will even teach you how to make a functioning spindle out of colored pencils!
You'll have so much fun exploring the composition, history, techniques, and benefits of using a Turkish spindle; it's sure to become one of your favorite spinning tools.
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About the Host:
Amelia Garripoli teaches spinning and weaving after escaping from Silicon Valley in 2001. She moved to Washington, bought a house that came with two llamas, promptly bought them a spinner's flock and sat down to learn how to use their fiber. Amelia self-published her book Productive Spindling in 2009. She writes the popular blog Ask the Bellwether at askthebellwether.blogspot.com.
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- Excellent overview
- I'd watched several YouTube videos on using a Turkish spindle, but this one was more comprehensive (from assembling the spindle and attaching the fiber, to handling the spindle and winding on, to how to stop without losing the twist) and much more clear. She explained clearly step-by-step, and the video itself focused on her hands so that it was easy to see what she was doing as she talked about it. I picked up a number of useful pointers, and I am gradually getting more satisfied with my results as I practice. My one complaint is that although the video is broken into logical segments, there is no upfront index that allows quick access to a particular topic for review. However, the overall quality is such that I still rate it as a 5-star. (Posted on 8/18/2016)