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Spindle Spinning Essentials 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 Spindle Spinning Essentials on our streaming platform.

Level Up Your Drop-Spindle Skills

The endlessly versatile drop spindle allows you to spin an astonishing range of fibers and yarns. This small tool has as much potential as a spinning wheel, and this course is here to help you harness that power.

Teacher and spindle expert Devin Helmen shares their passion for spindles and their wealth of knowledge, techniques, and tips to help take your spindle-spinning skills to the next level. You’ll love this course if you want to:

  • Go beyond the park-and-draft method and tune your short draw
  • Try spinning long draw on a spindle
  • Get more control of your yarn with better drafting techniques
  • Set yourself up for success with better fiber management and ergonomics
  • Learn how to ply yarn from your spindles effortlessly

This course covers all the spinning essentials and is perfect for new and experienced spinners ready to dive into skill building. Master your drop spindle skills with each of these lessons, and join passionate instructor Devin Helmen as you elevate your spindle spinning.

Included in the video download:

  • 64 minutes of video instruction
  • Bonus resources


Devin Helmen (they/them) has been immersed in fiber since learning to spin at age eight. They spin, knit, and weave in beautiful Minnesota. Devin enjoys writing and teaching about fiber arts and has a passion for spindles and everyday textiles. Their focus is on making useful textiles from natural materials in a way that is informed by history and celebrates the materials. Devin’s fiber ambition is to be surrounded by handspun textiles, and they work toward furnishing a handspun household and building a handmade wardrobe.