If you have ever tried spinning your own yarn before then you know just how fun and addicting it can be! We found 10 exciting spinning technique tutorials for you to try so you can stretch your spinning skills. Learn new things, try different techniques, and just have fun with it!
Have you tried corespun yarn before? It can make your handspun yarn stretcher if you choose an elastic thread for the core or it can make your handspun yarn stronger if you choose a cotton thead for the core. It's also a great way to use up that "ugly" yarn in your stash that you've been trying to get rid of.
It can be so satisfying to spin that perfect skein of handspun yarn, but sometimes it's just so fun to play around instead. This squiggle yarn technique is a great way to recharge your creativity and let go of your yarn's imperfections.
Upgrade your spinning skills with this easy tutorial on spinning gradient yarns. These types of yarns are so satisfying to make and use. They are especially well suited to larger projects like shawls and sweaters that will really show the colors off.
Who says that plying is necessary? In this tutorial you will learn how to create beautifully soft singles that still have a decent amount of strength and durability. These singles have low twist and are wonderfully balanced.
Adding cocoons and beehive coils to your handspun yarn is a great way to incorporate texture and style. With these advanced yarn spinning techniques, your handspun skein is sure to stand out from the crowd!
Let's face it, the yarn spinning craft can get spendy, but it certainly doesn't have to be. Follow this fun video tutorial to learn how to make your own rolags with a dog brush instead of an expensive blending board.
Some of the most prized skeins of handspun yarn have this beautiful thick and thin texture. It's a lovely organic look that translates well into knitting and crochet. The beauty of it is that it can really only be done by spinners and not commercial yarn factories.
We could all use a little more *sparkle* in our lives. Satisfy that part of you that's drawn to shiny things by incorporating beads and sequins into your handspun yarn. What a fun yarn spinning technique to try!
You don't have to choose between fractal and gradient yarn with this fun two for one tutorial. Tip: choose a space dyed fiber for fractal spinning like our organic Falkland wool Double Dip.
Which of these yarn spinning techniques are you most excited to try first? Are there any other techniques that you have been wanting to explore that aren’t on this list? Let us know in the comments below!
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