Begin the spin!

This course will cover:  

  • A brief introduction to different types of spinning wheels
  • How to draft (pull apart) your fibers   
  • How to create a handspun single 
  • Basic plying techniques
  • Finishing handspun yarn

Meet Kate Larson

Kate Larson

Kate Larson keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches handspinning and knitting in central Indiana and around the country. Kate is the author of The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool. She has published articles and designs in Spin-Off, Jane Austen Knits, and Knitting Sweaters from Around the World and manages the Spinner’s Connection blog at Follow her woolly adventures at

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • Welcome!

    • What You'll Learn

    • Meet the Instructor

    • Technical Support

  • 2


    • Video Lesson

  • 3

    A Look At Spinning Wheels

    • Video Lesson

  • 4

    Let the Fun Begin!

    • Video Lesson

    • Key Points

  • 5

    All About Plies

    • Video Lesson

    • Plying Key Points

  • 6

    Last Steps

    • Video Lesson

    • Key Points

  • 7


    • Wrapping Up

    • Course Survey

  • 8


    • Beginning Spinning Resource