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Beginning Spinning on a Wheel

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With Kate Larson
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.