• On Demand

    This course is self-paced and is available immediately after you enroll.

  • Level: All

    This foundational course applies to all spinners and skill levels.

  • Free Preview Available

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Get ready to start Finishing Up with Kate Larson!

This course will cover:

  • Several wet finishing and drying techniques
  • How to wind yarn into skeins using a niddy-noddy
  • How to measure and tie your yarns
  • How to block and full your yarns

Meet Kate Larson

Kate Larson

Kate Larson is the editor of 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.


Wash, block, dry and finish your yarn

“Kate was very thorough in her demonstration. Very easy to understand and follow. She gives some practical tips for each of the steps. Very good.” - Jo-Anne LaVigne

A thorough, logical presentation

“This was my first time seeing Kate Larsen in a video, as I’ve only read her books. I really appreciated the well-organized presentation that flowed nicely. In particular, I liked that when she said “do this”, she also explained WHY we should do this. ” - CHRIS TOWNSEND

Course curriculum