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In Building Blocks of Spinning with Sarah Anderson, Sarah teaches the building blocks you need for a lifetime of successful spinning—twist, draft, and control—and takes us on a tour of the yarn universe to see what you can create. .

You’ll Love This Spinning Video If:

  • You want the building blocks you need for a lifetime of successful spinning
  • You’re interested in new techniques for spinning
  • You are new to spinning

You’ll learn:

  • The secrets of twist, the “glue” that holds yarn together
  • Techniques and fiber preparation for worsted and woolen spinning
  • Tips and techniques for spinning short fibers such as cotton
  • Basic balanced plying, chain (Navajo) plying, and troubleshooting
  • Spiral, cable, crepe, boucle, and other novelty yarns
  • Dos and don'ts of yarn finishing

About the Author:

Sara Anderson has been fascinated by all things fiber since her childhood adventures in spinning and knitting. She is the author of The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs (Storey, 2012), and has contributed to SpinOff , and Handwoven magazines and to the book All New Homespun, Handknit (Interweave, 2009). She has taught at SOAR, Golden Gate Fiber Institute, Madrona Fiber Retreat, and many other conferences and guilds. She Lives, spins, knits and weaves in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and a California quail named Boo.



“A really comprehensive course which gives good detail to get you started on new techniques and covered a huge spectrum of topics and styles.” - Gemma Cusworth

The video was brilliant.

“Informative, well presented, complete, with plenty of tips and tricks and Aha moments. Very enjoyable, and I loved seeing the obvious pleasure Sarah has in her spinning; the giggles and the delight she has in creating yarn. Thank you.” - Tedge Memelink

This is so great.

“I can't wait to start to use all of these ideas and information. I have been spinning 25 years and have learned so much, can't wait to get out of my rut!!!” - Martha Yanuszeski