Online beginner's spinning workshop

Woman sits at a Kromski Sonata Spinning Wheel


Everything that we teach on our face to face Beginner's Spinning Workshop is now available as an online course, for you to own forever.

As in our face to face workshops we try to breakdown the spinning process, making it easier for you to master the drafting and treadling. Everything we have learned over 14 years of teaching is included here.

What will I learn?

There are 6 modules for you to work through.  You'll learn:

Different types of spinning wheels, how they work and why that is important

The qualities of different sheep's fibre

How fleece is processed, how to wash and card it

The difference between woollen and worsted spinning

How to draft your fibre

How to treadle, which direction it should go in and why

How to ply

How to use a niddy noddy

How to measure the gauge of your yarn and how to aim for a particular gauge

What do I need?

You will need a working spinning wheel.  If you're not sure whether yours is working properly we can have a chat beforehand.  You'll also need bobbins, an orifice hook, prepared top, a Lazykate and a ruler or yarn gauge.  We have a selection of accessories that can be bought to accompany the course .

When can I start?

Once you have bought the course you will be asked to set up an account which will give you immediate access to all the modules so you're pretty much ready to go straight away


I'm a complete beginner, I've never used a wheel before, is this course for me?

Absolutely!  Complete beginners are the people we had in mind when we designed the course and who we teach every week.

I'm from outside the UK, will this make a difference?

Not at all, we welcome people from all over the world.  The course is in English so you would need to speak English well but if you have a wheel and fibre, you're good to go

How long can I keep the course for?

The course is yours to keep. You will probably find that it's helpful to watch some parts over and over while you hone your technique.  We do ask that you don't share this course or watch it in a public forum, we've worked hard to provide a quality online workshop and this is our main source of income so please help small businesses like us by not sharing content publicly.

If you have any questions before you decide to join us then ask away and we will do our best to help, we want you to love spinning yarn as much as we do and will do all we can to help you succeed.  Email us at

What's included in the price?

You can purchase fibre and a spinners apron for a 10% discount with your workshop

What you will need

You will need a working spinning wheel, bobbins, an orifice hook, ruler or yarn gauge,
lazykate, niddy noddy and fibre

You will also need fibre which you can purchase from us at our website


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This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


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