Welcome to Tom’s beginner spinning class! Come on in and he will teach you everything you need to know to turn raw wool into your first hand spun yarn. Tom has been teaching introductory spinning for over 30 years, and in this book, he shares all of this knowledge in his easy-to-understand manner, illustrated with photographs to guide you through each of the steps.
From how to choose a spinning wheel and how to set it up and keep it running smoothly; to how to select and prepare your fiber; how to spin your first yarn (and the various options for how to do so), and how to plying and finish, Tom explains it all in simple terms and with helpful visuals. Because Tom has taught so many classes of spinners, he knows all the common pitfalls and addresses them with his troubleshooting tips.
At its essence, yarn is fiber with twist added to keep it together, and Tom keeps the whole process as simple as that. You will soon be whirring away, spinning yards and yards of glorious yarn!
Tom Knisely is a popular teacher, writer, and instructor at the Red Stoe Glen Fiber Arts Center in York Haven, Pennsylvania. He has taught spinning and weaving for more than 30 years and is the author of several books on these subjects.
Spinning 101: Step by Step from Fleece to Yarn with Wheel and Spindle. Tom Knisely.
Published in 2021. 87 pp. In English.