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Discover the joy of spinning yarn!

This course will cover how to: 

  • Identify parts of a drop spindle and their functions
  • Pre-draft fiber using your hands
  • Add twist to fiber using the effective "park and draft" technique
  • Stand and spin as you feel more comfortable 
  • Use the "ply back" technique to measure twist in your yarn
  • Remove yarn from the spindle and create a skein
  • Troubleshoot and avoid common pitfalls 

Meet Maggie Casey

Maggie Casey

As the co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins, a fiber arts store in Boulder, Colorado, Maggie Casey taught hundreds of people to spin in her own shop and hundreds more at events around the country. A spinner since 1973, she holds the Handweavers Guild of America Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. Maggie is the author of the classic book Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn.


Success at last!

“I'm a wheel spinner who has never been able to spin successfully with a spindle. Maggie's calm, step-by-step approach was just what I needed to make my first spindle-spun yarn. I like the way she uses everyday stuff (ball, shoebox, flower pots) to go through the whole process. I'm looking forward to getting better with practice and having a portable spinning option.” - Jennifer Whitenack

This was so helpful.

“I've been playing with spindles for a few years and always wind up putting them away when I get frustrated. Maggie's soothing and calm manner made it much easier to understand!” - Gisela Towner

Easy-going introduction to Spindle Spinning

“Maggie Casey presents Spindle Spinning in a relaxed format. All of the vital information is covered, along with some handy tips and tricks. Excellent course, thank you!” - Kelly Calkins

Course curriculum

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Key Points

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Key Points

    3. Z and S Twist

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Key Points

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Key Points

    3. Winding Yarn Off

    1. Video Lessons

    2. Key Points

About this course

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