I absolutely love spinning, although I’m not what you might call a ‘fine spinner.’ I spin finer yarns for projects as necessary, but it took me a little while to work out that I spin those fine yarns out of necessity, not out of enjoyment. Spinning chunky art yarns is my calling and I really enjoy sitting down at the big Indian Head treadle machine, that you will see, features quite often on this website, and trying something new. I also enjoy sharing the things that I discover with other people, so every now and again, David sets up the video camera and we record a session.
These are not designed to be crisp and formal tutorials; they are mostly quite informal, but at the same time I hope that you will find them informative. A bit like friends coming together for a coffee and a spinners gig! Beer and loud music does it for some people, but I prefer to here the birds singing, which I hope that you do to, since most of these videos feature background bird song. Our resident Stellar’s Jays are particularly vocal as you will discover!
Spinning Videos, or more correctly ~ Videos on Spinning:
Long Draw Spinning ~ Making Thick-and-Thin Art Yarn
More Tips for Long Draw Spinning