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« on: November 29, 2007 07:36:38 PM »

Ok so the I have fiber and I have a spindle but all the books I checked out of my local library just mention what kind there are they really don't seem to tell you how to spining on it I am so confused I wish there was a spinning class in my area but  I have had no luck. Any help would be  appreciated thank you in advance

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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2007 11:44:56 PM »

Can you find Spin It by Raven? It's a pretty basic guide, with lots of pretty pictures. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007 04:27:26 AM »

Do you have a local yarn store (lys)  something other than michael's or acmoore.  Someone at your lys may be able to teach you..  or that's where they might have spinning classes..

i learned to spin at my local lys..  it was $100 for all the materials (different kinds of fiber, the spindle) and 4 classes where she taught us how to spin on the spindle with the different fibers, then took us onto the wheels...

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2007 04:29:41 PM »

I recently learned to use a drop spindle by watching some videos on YouTube... this is after spending a long time trying to figure out why it didn't automatically spin itself around the dowel after I set it spinning... trust me, videos are great for figuring out the finer points. I think my key words were "drop spindle" and "spinning" for the search, but could be wrong about that now.
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 09:08:37 PM »

there are some good videos on YouTube, check out the handspinning group. Other useful online sources that come to mind:

« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007 01:09:03 AM »

Spin Off has a good 'learn to spin' article on their site... http://www.interweave.com/spin/resources/spinning_brochures.asp

There's a 'spinning on a spindle' pdf close to the bottom of the page for spinning basics.

What I do when I teach people to spin is tie a piece of yarn around the shaft, pull it up to the hook, and have them spin that bit of yarn until they get used to spinning the spindle, then I attach fiber and have them start drafting and spinning.


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