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Spinning Stupendous Singles

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Start creating the single-strand yarns you love to work with, for strong, one-of-a-kind fibers you'll be proud to use in any project.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Amy King
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Singles Setup: Wheel & Materials
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.
2. Spinning Energized Singles
3. Basic Stand-Alone Singles
4. Spinning Various Grists
5. Thick & Thin Singles
6. Novelty Singles: Marls & More

Recommended with this class

  • Metallic or plain sewing thread, one spool

Taught by

Amy  King
Amy King
Amy King is a renowned fiber artist, author and owner of Spunky Eclectic, a fiber studio and online community for artists. She is best known for her fiber samples and the Spunky Eclectic fiber club that she founded. She is also the author of Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarn You Want. Amy has been called “a spinning force to be reckoned with,” but really, she simply enjoys helping people get started with their wheels and take their spinning to the next level.

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