Would you like to learn to spin?
Do you have a wheel or wish you had a wheel? Would you love to start spinning your fiber into beautiful yarns? Well here are some things to get you started.
If you don’t own a wheel yet…
Try different types of wheels … (I always recommend Ashford’s Kiwi as an affordable wheel to get started). Try finding a local guild or a shop where you can try different types of wheels. Each person is built different making each wheel fit different.
If you own a wheel…..
The best place to start is by oiling everything (the wood and any moving parts). Then go through and make sure every bolt, or screw is tight.
Check that your drive band is in good working order.
Make sure you have a (2-3’) lead yarn tied onto you bobbin.
Next start treadling.
Treadle Clock ways keep practicing until you can start, stop and control your speed. Once you have clock ways masters practice counter clock wise start, stop and controlling your speed.
Everyone has a fiber that works best for them. So try lots of different types. I recommend a long stapled roving. Combed top can be hard for some.
Pre drafting can also help when you are first learning to spin.
Here is YouTube Video you may find helpful.
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