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If you haven’t tried long draw spinning before, it can be a bit of a mystery. Most spinners are taught short draw techniques when they are first learning to spin, but may not know they can significantly expand their skills by exploring long draw, or woolen spinning.

Join expert spinning instructor Amy Tyler for a fun lesson in spinning woolen yarns. Whether you’re just getting started or perfecting your long draw skills, you’ll love learning to create lofty, warm yarns that are great to knit and wear.

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to identify the qualities that make a yarn woolen and choose the best fiber preparation for your project, determine the difference between drafting with no twist and drafting against twist, and become familiar with new spinning jargon. Amy will guide you through the basics of three different strategies for spinning woolen yarns, including double draft, point of contact, and “woolen.” You’ll also learn Amy’s favorite ways to use carded batts in your woolen spinning.

Get this workshop and start spinning the best woolen yarns for your projects today!

A Word From the Author:

"I love sharing tips on different spinning techniques, and long draw techniques are perfect for soft, woolen yarns that are a delight to knit and warm to wear." — Amy Tyler


Amy Tyler

Amy Tyler has spent her adult life studying human movement, both in art (modern dance) and in science (kinesiology, physiology). She spent nine years teaching physical therapy students about motor learning, neuromuscular physiology, biomechanics, and evidence-based therapy. She left the academic life in 2004 to pursue fiber arts. When asked recently by a former physiology colleague if she uses her science background in the fiber arts, she replied, “Every single day!”


Woolen Spinning

“Good course, and very good teacher. Though a long time spinner, I still learned something. ” - Barbara Southwick White

Clear and concise

“Amy is clear and concise in her teaching of the different ways to spin long-draw. Very easy to follow. Recommended.” - Carol Bothamley

Outstanding explanation

“Amy's Spinning Woolen Yarn video is one of the best instructional videos I've seen. Looking forward to viewing her other instructional videos on spinning.” - Theresa Jones