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Big and Lofty Yarns (Video Download)

Spin the big, soft yarns of your dreams with Maggie Casey.
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When you start spinning, it seems like all you can spin are fat, lumpy yarns—then you get the hang of it and figure out how to make fine, smooth, thin yarns, and you spend the rest of your spinning career trying to figure out how to make those smooth yarns big and lofty. In this video, Maggie Casey demystifies the process, explaining just how to make miles of the soft big yarns you want to knit, weave, and crochet with.
With this workshop, you will:
  • Prepare you wool on a drumcarder.
  • Learn how to adjust your wheel's take-up.
  • Use the perfect drafting technique for trapping air in your yarn and getting it on your bobbin as quickly as possible.
  • Learn how to preserve the loftiness of the yarn through plying and finishing.

Maggie Casey's soothing voice and gentle encouragement are surpassed only by her spinning knowledge gleaned through years of teaching at her spinning shop in Boulder, Colorado. Let her guide you on your spinning journey to a land of big, beautiful yarns—made by you!


SKU: EP2839

Author/Speaker/Editor: Maggie Casey

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Simple, clear instructions to achieve one kind of yarn Review by Debbie Keahey

This workshop accomplishes the goal of teaching how to spin big and lofty yarns. These aren't novelty or art yarns, just good basic big and lofty yarns. While the focus is quite narrow, and it is a shorter and less expensive video than many of those available, it is amazingly thorough in covering basic information about wheel mechanics, using a niddy noddy, and so on, which would make it a good choice for beginning spinners. As an intermediate spinner I picked up a few little tricks, but mostly the video just confirmed what I already knew about making these yarns. Still, it was a very enjoyable workshop. Maggie has a very calming presence and a nice sense of humour.

(Posted on 9/10/11)