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Beginning Spinning on a Wheel with Kate Larson Video Download

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View Beginning Spinning on a Wheel with Kate Larson on our streaming platform.

If you're intrigued by handspun yarn and are wondering how to use a spinning wheel, this video is the perfect introduction. Join expert instructor Kate Larson and master the basics of spinning yarn on a wheel. You'll learn how handspinning allows you to create specific yarns you want—fuzzy to smooth, bulky to very fine, and as colorful as your imagination.

Kate explains how and why twist holds yarn together and what types of fibers work best for beginners. Take a look at different types of spinning wheels and learn how they work. With Kate's guidance, you'll learn how to spin yarn you've always dreamed of and master how to use a spinning wheel. Beginning with prepared fiber for instant gratification, you'll learn to spin singles, ply for balanced yarns, and finish your yarns for durable, even, and spectacular results. Kate also shares her tips and techniques for troubleshooting if you run into a problem.

Spin along with Kate and learn:
  • How to draft (pull apart) your fibers
  • How to spin a singles yarn
  • Basic plying
  • Finishing methods
  • And so much more!

If you'd like to purchase the streaming version of this video, visit: Beginning Spinning on a Wheel

Author/Designer: Kate Larson