How to Choose & Use a Spinning Wheel

Looking to start spinning yarn? Our free How to Use and How to Choose a Spinning Wheel eBook tells you how to use, troubleshoot and choose a spinning wheel.

Amy Clarke Moore Dec 1, 2017 - 7 min read

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The free How to Use and How to Choose a Spinning Wheel eBook comes with tips on how to use a spinning wheel, troubleshooting, and how to choose your first spinning wheel.

Click on the Download Now button or link below and master the tricky technique of spinning on a spinning wheel! How can your body do so many different things at the same time? One hand pinches, one hand pulls, and your feet pump the treadle. What a lot to think about at once. We've put together a free How to Use and How to Choose a Spinning Wheel eBook.


  If you learn each step in the spinning process before you put them together, spinning will be easier. Let the experts walk you through the process with this free guide on the art of wheel spinning. With a wealth of spinning information at our fingertips, deciding how to organize it and give it out can sometimes be an overwhelming task. Sometimes we arrange it one way, and then look at it again and decide that it can be arranged differently and be even more useful to you. So, click here for our free eBook, An Introduction to Spinning Wheels: How to Use and How to Choose a Spinning Wheel.

Deciding to learn how to spin on a spinning wheel can sometimes be a daunting task. We hope this eBook will help take some of the mystery out of the process and make it easier and more accessible. A yarn spinning wheel is a magical tool, and so much fun to learn how to use! This free eBook includes advice on how to get started, how to choose the right tool among all the spinning wheels available, and where to buy your first spinning wheel. Not only does it contain the basic information you need to start choosing a wheel perfect for you needs, it also contains tips for how to spin more effectively on your wheel.

How to Use a Spinning Wheel by Maggie Casey

Learn how to use a spinning wheel properly in our free How to Use Spinning Wheels eBook.

Learn what it takes to get started making yarn, with expert advice, clear instructions and detailed illustrations. Maggie recommends starting with wool as it is the easiest fiber to learn on and it is widely available. Learn the drafting process, which is pulling out some of the fibers from the mass. This is the most important step in spinning because as you draft the fibers, you form the yarn. Maggie also discusses how to treadle to keep the wheel going. Practicing will allow you to build momentum and keep the wheel going in the correct direction.

Troubleshooting by Denise Jackson

In our free How to Use a Spinning Wheel eBook you will learn what it takes to get started making yarn with easy instructions and detailed visuals.

When things go right in spinning, life is beautiful and effortless. When things go wrong, we mutter nasty things to our fiber and wheels. Instead of getting angry, stop, take a deep breath, and relax. What is really going on? We all have problems whether we've spun for forty years or four days. Solutions are simple if you know the troubleshooting possibilities. With your free eBook on spinning wheels, get solutions to common problems like: spinning wheel goes backward, spinning wheel is hard to treadle, yarn won't wind onto the bobbin, flyer won't turn when the spinning wheel is treadled.

How to choose your first spinning wheel by Rudy Amann

In our free spinning wheel eBook you will be given expert tips on how to choose and buy your first spinning wheel.

There are many spinning wheels available, and all of them will add twist to fiber and spin yarn. But some spinning wheels will be a better match for each spinner. In addition to price, there are some important things to consider that can usually narrow the choice to just a few wheels. Rudy walks you through the different factors to consider when choosing a spinning wheel:

  • Which hand is your orifice hand and which hand is the fiber hand?
  • Where will you be using it?
  • How much space do you have?
  • How do you position your feet on the treadle?
  • What fibers and what type of yarn will you be spinning?


You may already have gone through this process, but I'm sure you know someone who is starting out. Feel free to send them the link to this Free How to Use and How to Choose a Spinning Wheel eBook. I recently read that people who have a craft that they are passionately involved in are happier than the average person. Of course, I didn't need to read a scientific study to learn that—it is obvious when I look around me at my all spinning friends. When you spread the joy of spinning, you share happiness, contentment, and love. All things the world need more of. Go forth and spin. The world needs us.


  Happy spinning,