What You'll Learn

  • The Language of Spinning

    Learn the terminology of spinning and how spinning wheels work.

  • Drafting Techniques

    Learn several ways to spin singles (single-ply) yarn.

  • Troubleshooting

    Learn to adjust your wheel or your hands to spin the yarn you want.

Is this course for you?

This course is ideal for a new spinner who wants to make yarn on a spinning wheel. We'll learn how the wheel works, the theory of spinning yarn, and several drafting techniques.
spinning on a ladybug spinning wheel as seen from above

Course curriculum

    1. Course Introduction

    2. What is Spinning?

    1. Choosing your Fiber

    2. Parts of a Spinning Wheel

    1. Treadling

    2. Ratios

    3. Whorls

    4. Tension &Take-up

    5. Attaching a Leader

    6. Working in a Zone and Attaching Fiber

    1. Short Forward Draw

    2. Short Backward Draw

    3. Filling your Bobbin Evenly

    4. Adjusting Take-up

    5. Looking at the Twist in your Yarn

    6. Making Thicker Yarn

    7. Maintaining your Wheel

    1. Troubleshooting Twist

    2. Troubleshooting Hand Positioning

    1. Thank You!

    2. Resources

    3. Feedback

About this course

  • $49.00
  • 22 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content


Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

Stephanie has a degree in Retail Merchandising from Rochester Community and Technical College, and a degree in Accessory Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a Schacht girl through and through. Name a Schacht product, and chances are she spins or weaves on it! Stephanie has recently returned to Schacht (after a few years away) as a Sales Specialist.