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Beginners' Spindle spinning


About the Course

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.

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 either a Thursday or a Sunday please select which day you would prefer.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

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

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users

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

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