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


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


“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

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. What You'll Learn

    3. Meet the Instructor

    4. Technical Support

    1. Video Lesson

    1. Video Lesson

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Key Points

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Plying Key Points

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Key Points

About this course

  • $39.99
  • 15 lessons
  • 1 hour of video content