Maggie Casey | Streaming Video |144 min
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In Start Spinning the talented Maggie Casey guides Eunny Jang through the basic techniques and common problems of spinning yarn. Maggie will show you how to pre-draft your fiber, adjust your spinning wheel, ply and finish a good skein and much more. This video is also a perfect companion to Maggie Casey’s Book, Start Spinning eBook: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn. Follow along with Maggie and Eunny as they show you how to enhance your basic spinning skills so you can become more confident creating new and exciting yarns.
Run Time: 02:24:03
"Most yarns are spun clockwise or to the right. And in fact, in some old cultures it would be a taboo to spin counterclockwise. Only the shamans or the very important people could do that. There’s actually one book that talks about if you would spin a yarn counterclockwise and lay it on the ground, and someone would walk over it, they could become ill. Or if you were to make something for your loved one, you might spin a little bit of counterclockwise yarn and put it in that garment and then that person would love your forever." — Maggie Casey
Maggie Casey is a co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins, in Boulder, Colorado, where she teaches Beginning Spinning on a Wheel, Drop Spindle Spinning, Spinning 2, and many others. She has been a skein judge at the Taos Wool Festival and Estes Park Wool Market and was the juror for Roving the Range at Convergence 2004. Her articles have appeared in Spin-Off and been reprinted in Knitters Review. She has been an avid spinner for 30 years and holds Part I of the Handweavers Guild of America's Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning. She lives and spins in Boulder, Colorado.
"If you've learned basic spinning and need help with problem areas, weak or underspun areas in the yarn, wanting to control your results, a better understanding between carded and combed, plying, etc., this video answers those questions and you see it all in action. It's a great purchase." — BARB, ONTARIO, CANADA
“I've owned a new-to-me wheel for 3 years and I'm finally spinning on it. It really helped to also watch Maggie's drop spindle videos first. Thank you Maggie!!”