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Finishing Up: How to Wash, Block, Dry, and Finish Handspun Yarns

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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 Finishing Up: How to Wash, Block, Dry, and Finish Handspun Yarns on our streaming platform.

You have a full bobbin of yarn on your spinning wheel, but you’re not done yet! Join expert handspinning instructor Kate Larson in this on-demand Online Workshop and learn the best ways to finish your handspun yarn.

In this Online Workshop you’ll learn:

  • Several wet finishing and drying techniques
  • How to wind yarn into skeins using a niddy-noddy
  • How to measure and tie your yarns
  • How to block and full your yarns

Using Kate’s best-selling video instruction throughout, this Online Workshop teaches everything you need to know to finish your handspun yarn. Improve durability and structure, add loft, and increase stability in your handspun yarns, just by changing your finishing technique.

Watch a preview of this Online Workshop now:


Online Workshop Outline:

Lesson 1:

  • Creating Skeins

Lesson 2:

  • Washing Yarn

Lesson 3:

  • Fulling Yarn

Lesson 4:

  • Blocking Yarn

Lesson 5:

  • Storing and Using Handspun Yarn

Lesson 6:

  • Conclusion

About the Instructor

Kate Larson

Kate Larson keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches hand spinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published articles and designs in Spin Off magazine, Jane Austen Knits, and Knitting Sweaters from Around the World and manages the Spinner’s Connection blog at Follow her woolly adventures at

Author/Designer: Kate Larson