Spindle spinning for beginners

Prepare your wool and spin on a suspended spindle

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In this course you will learn how to spin on a suspended spindle. You will also learn how to prepare your wool.

I will take you through the steps of wool preparation where we

  • pick the fleece
  • tease the wool
  • card it into rolags and
  • trouble shoot.

We will look briefly at spindle history and why we spin on spindles. The spinning part includes

  • twist theory
  • park and draft technique
  • spinning with left and right hand
  • spinning unparked
  • trouble shooting.

You will also learn how to

  • ply and finish the yarn.


To take part in the course you need:

  • a suspended spindle
  • fleece (washed if you want to spin it washed, the course doesn 't include washing)
  • hand cards
  • time to practice.

The course welcomes beginners and experienced alike. Perhaps you have no previous experience in wool handling and spinning. Perhaps you learned decades ago but have forgotten. Perhaps you are a sheep owner and would like to learn how to spin the wool from your sheep. Or you may be a wheel spinner and would like to learn a common spindle spinning technique. Either way: Welcome!

Your Instructor

Josefin Waltin
Josefin Waltin

Josefin has been a spinner since 2011. She is a spinning teacher specializing in the whole process from fleece to finished garment and different kinds of spindles. Josefin also creates spinning videos on YouTube and has a popular spinning blog.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.

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