Intro to Spinning for Beginners—Free Guide

Are you a new spinner (or know someone who should be)?

Spin Off Editorial Staff Mar 21, 2022 - 2 min read

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Whether you've just decided to take the plunge and explore the wonders of making your own yarn or want to share the magic with someone special, you've come to the right place at the right time. Our free eBook, Spinning for Beginners: An Intro to Spinning Fiber, is available to download now.

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Learning how to spin your own yarn is pretty easy and straightforward, especially if you have access to great teachers. To create this free eBook, we curated some of our best content from the pages of Spin Off magazine to answer your questions:

Is that fiber roving or top? Abby Franquemont decodes the names of the different fiber preparations.

Top whorl? Bottom whorl? Pattie Graver compiled the basics about spindles to help you figure out where to start.

How do you make a spindle spin? Maggie Casey gives step-by-step instructions on how to start spinning yarn on a spindle.

Time for a wheel? Rudy Amann shares what to consider when choosing your first wheel.

How do you spin yarn on a wheel? Maggie Casey is here again to share her step-by-step instructions to get your one hand pinching, one hand pulling, and feet pumping the treadles all at the same time to make lovely handspun yarn.

How do you manage all that yarn? Carol Huebscher Rhoades explains what tools are needed to make your handspun into balls and skeins.

Our goal in creating Spinning for Beginners: An Intro to Spinning Fiber is to put all the info you need to get started in one place. We hope it's just what you need, either to start you on your own spinning journey or help someone you know get started on theirs.