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Taught by Jacey Boggs Faulkner
Online Class

Drafting From Worsted to Woolen

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Drafts got your head spinning? Join spinning instructor Jacey Boggs Faulkner and draft the yarn you want, without the headaches! Spin your way through different yarn styles, put some inspiring new drafts at your fingertips and learn when to use them. You’ll get tips on fiber preparation, from combed top to carded, and come to understand how your choices affect your yarn, so that you can take charge of the wheel! Follow along one small change at a time as Jacey’s hands-on demonstrations break apart each process, and you break away from the intimidation. Finish with finishing, and learn how to put the final touches on your beautiful new yarn. It'’ll become clear, from worsted to woolen, there’s no reason to spin sheepishly!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h16m

Included in this Class

1. Drafting: An Introduction

1. Drafting: An Introduction

Meet longtime spinner Jacey Boggs Faulkner and learn more about the techniques covered in your class. Jacey will walk you through all the drafts, building up your skills as she goes. Once you've watched all the lessons, you can return to any technique for a refresher. Begin with an overview of fiber preparations and setting up your wheel so you are ready to roll!

2. Short Forward Draft

2. Short Forward Draft

The short forward draft is where many beginners start because the movement feels the most natural and it produces a consistent worsted yarn. But even if you've been spinning for a while, you'll appreciate Jacey's tips and explanation of how this "inchworm" draft works. If you've struggled with tiny variations in your yarn width, joining a new fiber supply or spinning across a combed top, Jacey will get you squared away.

3. Short Backward Draft

3. Short Backward Draft

The short backward draft has a difficult reputation because you're moving both hands backward -- the movement feels less natural and it is harder to maintain consistency. But it can also be a more relaxing draft and less monotonous than the short forward. Jacey shows you how to master this draft and produce a worsted yarn that might even have a look you prefer!

Recommended with this class

  • Lazy Kate (if plying)
  • Carded roving for practice