FREE Online Spinning Video Lessons!

These videos were produced by Ashley Martineau of How to Spin Yarn.


Drafting for Beginners

In this video you will learn the three drafting techniques: short forward, short backward, and long draw. Most spinners start with short forward, and move onto short backward and long draw as they gain more confidence and experience. Try each drafting technique on the different fibers in your stash to feel the difference!


How to Spin Cotton Yarn

In this video you will learn the basics of spinning coton punis, sliver, and ginned cotton using a short forward drafting technique. This is the perfect place to start if you've never spun cotton before and would like to learn how!


How to Spin Fine Art Yarn

In this video you will learn the basics of spinning fine yarns using multiple drafting techniques and fibers. This is the perfect place to start if you've never spun fine before and would like to learn how!


How to Spin Single Ply Yarn

In this video you will learn the basics of spinning various kinds of fibers into a single-ply yarn. This is the perfect place to start if you've never spun yarn before and would like to learn how!


How to Ply Yarn

In this video you will learn how to take a yarn you've already spun (or a commercial yarn) and ply it with thread to create a bulkier yarn, spin texture, or include embellishments in your spinning. 


How to Corespin Yarn

In this video you will learn how to wrap multiple types of fiber fiber around a strong core thread, creating a thick and uniquely patterned yarn called corespun which is durable and warmer than single ply yarns.