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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 is the editor Spin Off magazine. She keeps a flock of beloved Border Leicester sheep on her farm in Indiana and loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Along with a degree in soil chemistry, her fiber journeys have led to travels through northern Europe and opportunities to teach handspinning and knitting around the United States. She is the author of The Practical Spinner’s Guide: Wool (Interweave, 2015), and several videos, including How to Spin on a Charkha (Long Thread Media, 2022). Her articles and designs have appeared in Spin Off, Jane Austen Knits, Enchanted Knits, Knitting Sweaters from Around the World, and more.

Reviews

So clear and helpful.

“I have been spinning for a little while but not yet really confident so this video reinforced a lot of things and covered all the basics as well as giving more tips and tricks to help me bring my spinning up a level. Thank you!” - Heather Richmond

For Beginning Spinners

“This is the BEST beginning spinning video I have seen. She did an amazing job explaining terms other spinning videos assume you already know.” - Tara Wilding

Easy to Understand

“The instructor was very informative and gave resources to further research. She was easy to understand and knows her stuff. ” - Peggy Adams

Very informative

“This was great information and clearly explained. I already spin, but I sure did pick up some tips, especially on the drafting. ” - Sandy Hobbs

Excellent

“Kate is a great natural teacher and her course was not over complicated and easy for a beginner and a nice refresher for an experienced spinner.” - Jennifer Blasgund

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