How to Make Yarn: The Essential Guide to Spinning Yarn for Beginners
Learning how to spin your own yarn is pretty easy and straightforward, especially if you have access to great teachers. To make this free eBook, How to Make Yarn: Spinning Yarn for Beginners, we pulled from some of our best content from the pages of Spin-Off magazine. In it you will learn what different fiber preparations are available to handspinner, what the different types of spindles available are, how to spin on a spindle, how to choose your first wheel, how to spin on a wheel, and how to manage your yarn after you make it.
If you’ve decided to take the plunge into the wonderful world of spinning your own yarn, you’re in the right place. Learning how to hand spin fiber is actually a pretty straight forward. In this free How to Make Yarn eBook from the experts at Spinning Daily, you’ll enjoy beginner spinning instructions with steps for using a spindle and a wheel, tips for how to manage your yarn before you ply or wash it, advice on choosing the right spindle or wheel, and more.
Sneak-Peek at the Projects on How to Make Yarn:
Spinning on a Drop Spindle
Spindle Spinning by Maggie Casey
Learn more tips and step-by-step instructions for getting your twist just right and spinning beautiful yarn with a drop spindle.
How to Make a Ball of Yarn
Managing Your Yarn by Carol Huebscher Rhoades
After you’ve spun a singles yarn onto a bobbin or spindle, you have to decide how to manage it so that you can ply and wash it. In this column, we’ll look at how to get your yarn off the bobbin for plying and skeining.
How to Use a Drop Spindle
A Handspindle Primer compiled by Pattie Graver
For thousands of years, hand spinners have been using handspindles to twist fiber into yarn. There are many fi nely crafted spindles available to the contemporary handspinner, and although the technology is basically the same as the ancient tools, it can be confusing to know where to begin. The following guide will familiarize you with some of your options so you can make the right choice for your spindle projects.
Spinning Wheels for Beginners
How to Choose Your First Wheel by Rudy Amann
When Rudy is teaching spinning workshops, he is often asked, “Which spinning wheel should I buy?” His usual answer is “It depends.” There are many different wheels available, and all of them will add twist to fiber and spin yarn. But some wheels will be a better match for each spinner. In addition to price, here are some important things to consider that can usually narrow the choice to just a few wheels.
Spinning on a Wheel by Maggie Casey
Learning to spin on a spinning wheel is tricky! How can your body do so many different things at the same time? One hand pinches, one hand pulls, and your feet pump the treadle. What a lot to think about at once. However, if you learn each step in the spinning process before you put them together, spinning will be easier.
What is Roving Anyway?
What are Roving, Top, and Silver? by Abby Franquemont
It’s common nowadays for a lot of folks in the fiber world to use the word “roving” to refer to any unspun fiber. This isn’t really accurate and doesn’t give a clear sense of what the preparation really is—and the preparation is relevant! There are more preparations of fiber, done by hand or done by machine, available to the handspinner now than at any time before. Learn about each type and which is ideal for your next project.
Whether you are looking for beginner spinning wheel instructions, or are in need of a refresher on different fiber terminology, the experts at Interweave have you covered. This educational eBook, How to Make Yarn: Spinning Yarn for Beginners, is filled with instructions that are sure to help enhance your handspinning journey, so download your free copy today! It’s time to learn to spin yarn.