Secrets of Spindle Spinning

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This Beginners Spindle Spinning course will take you though all the basics that you need to create your first three yarns using a drop spindle. The course is made up of recorded videos and live zoom calls so you get the best of both worlds, time to learn at your own pace and an interactive session to ask questions and meet fellow beginner spinners. A kit with all you need to complete the course is included in the price.

Course breakdown
Introduction- how to set up your spindle
Week 1- Spinning from combed  tops. Covering how twist works and the park and draft method of spinning. 
Week 2 - Spinning from carded rolags. The differences between woollen and worsted spinning. 
Week 3 - Plying and finishing yarn why it's necessary and common mistakes with spinning balanced yarns. 
Week 4- Suspended spinning with combed tops and plying one thread on itself 
Week 5 - Spinning carded batts and finishing a single thread. 

Weekly zoom calls will take place on a Wednesday evening 7-8pm

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All the tools and materials you will need to make your first three yarns including a spindle and fibre. Digital materials include videos and documents going through each step of the spindle spinning process.

Kits will be posted so booking are only take up to a week before the course running date

What you will need

Access to a computer or tablet capable of playing video and running Zoom.


Ruth Jenkins at The Slow Yarn Spinner

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


5 weeks (7:00pm to 8:00pm)





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