Learn the basics of spinning on a drop spindle!

You'll run through the following information: 

  • Spindle Basics & Fiber Preparation
  • Learning to Spin: the Park and Draft Method
  • Plying, Washing, & Making a Skein

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

  • 1

    Course Overview

    • What You Will Learn

    • About the Instructor

    • Materials Used

    • Meet Maggie Casey

    • Technical Support

  • 2

    Spindle Basics & Fiber Preparation

    • Video Lesson

  • 3

    Learning to Spin: the Park and Draft Method

    • Video Lesson

  • 4

    Plying, Washing & Making a Skein

    • Video Lesson

  • 5

    Thank You!

    • Conclusion

    • Survey