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In fiber arts, the word “worsted” can mean so many things from yarn grist and weight to a smooth texture achieved through spinning techniques and fiber preparation. It can be confusing! Join expert instructor Amy Tyler and eliminate any confusion you may have. In this video workshop, you’ll learn how to spin beautiful worsted yarns using short draw techniques.

First, you’ll learn a variety of short draw spinning strategies that are useful for creating many different types of yarns. Create exactly the yarn you want by combining both carded and combed fiber preparations with your new toolbox full of short-draw spinning methods. Then, learn what “drafting with no twist” means and how to do it, as well as Amy’s expert tips for pre-drafting your fiber for easy spinning.

Finally, learn how to draft forward, backward, or both so you can spin in the way that is most effective and comfortable for you. You’ll learn how to adjust your spinning wheel for worsted spinning. Amy will help you study the way your spinning style combines with fiber preparation and wheel settings to affect your finished yarn. With practice, you’ll be able to draft fiber easily and spin worsted yarns with confidence.

You’ll love exploring worsted spinning and the endless possibilities you’ll have to create the perfect yarn for your projects.

A Word From the Author:

"The term 'worsted' is used in so many fiber and textile contexts. It can be confusing! I'd like to clear away some of that confusion and show you how to spin worsted yarns using short draw techniques."  — Amy Tyler

About the Author:

Amy Tyler has taught spinning at fiber festivals, conferences, and guilds across the country for over 10 years. With a formal education in dance and movement sciences, she has a keen understanding of learning movement skills. She writes regularly for Spin Off magazine. Amy lives in Benzie County, Michigan. You can find out more at www.stonesockfibers.com.