Spinning singles can seem tricky at first, but fiber studio owner and spinning instructor Amy King is here to help you make gorgeous, lightweight yarns! Begin by learning what materials and tools you need to make well-spun singles. Then, start spinning bold, energized singles that add a unique energy to your work. Next up, discover Amy's techniques for making stunning stand-alone singles with tips for pre-drafting, evaluating and setting yarns. Move on to flex your spinning muscles by changing the thickness, or grist, of yarns and learning how to spin with consistency. Once you master grist, find out how to add intrigue with thick-and-thin singles that alternate colors and fibers, before exploring the creative possibilities of novelty yarns. Finish class with tips for spinning marled, wrapped, coiled and beehive singles that add incredible texture to your work.
Amy will start class by making sure you have the right tools and raw materials for spinning. Move on to learn the basic adjustments that will help you spin your best single-strand yarns and get a peek at projects that make singles shine.
Move on to spinning energized singles. These coiled yarns are easy to make by mistake, but Amy will show you to how and why you'll want to make this kind of yarn.
Learn how to make the standard stand-alone single. Amy will share her insight on how pre-drafting can help your spinning, how to honestly evaluate your work and how to set your yarns so they keep their size and drape.
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