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.

Course curriculum