How to Make Yarn: The Essential Guide to Spinning Yarn for Beginners

If you’ve decided to take the plunge into the wonderful world of spinning your own yarn, you’re in the right place. Learning how to hand spin fiber is actually a pretty straight forward. In this free eBook from the experts at Spinning Daily, you’ll enjoy beginner spinning instructions with steps for using a spindle and a wheel, tips for how to manage your yarn before you ply or wash it, advice on choosing the right spindle or wheel, and more.

Whether you are looking for beginner spinning wheel instructions, or are in need of a refresher on different fiber terminology, the experts at Spinning Daily have you covered. This educational eBook is filled with instructions that are sure to help enhance your handspinning journey, so download your free copy today! It’s time to learn to spin yarn.


Guide to Spinning Fiber


What’s inside?

Discover the ins and outs of the handspinning process. Start by reviewing the terms and equipment, and then learn how to spin on a wheel or a spindle.

Making yarn is totally do-able at home. Find out how in this tutorial!

Spinning on a Drop Spindle

Spindle Spinning by Maggie Casey

Learn more tips and step-by-step instructions for getting your twist just right and spinning beautiful yarn with a drop spindle.

Learn how to make a ball of yarn with or without an umbrella swift or yarn ball winder. Click through to see the secrets!

How to Make a Ball of Yarn

Managing Your Yarn by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

After you’ve spun a singles yarn onto a bobbin or spindle, you have to decide how to manage it so that you can ply and wash it. In this column, we’ll look at how to get your yarn off the bobbin for plying and skeining.

Hand Spinning for Beginners

How to Use a Drop Spindle

A Handspindle Primer compiled by Pattie Graver

For thousands of years, hand spinners have been using handspindles to twist fiber into yarn. There are many fi nely crafted spindles available to the contemporary handspinner, and although the technology is basically the same as the ancient tools, it can be confusing to know where to begin. The following guide will familiarize you with some of your options so you can make the right choice for your spindle projects.

Learn how to use a spinning wheel with this free tutorial. Save money by making your own yarn!

Spinning Wheels for Beginners

How to Choose Your First Wheel by Rudy Amann

When Rudy is teaching spinning workshops, he is often asked, “Which spinning wheel should I buy?” His usual answer is “It depends.” There are many different wheels available, and all of them will add twist to fiber and spin yarn. But some wheels will be a better match for each spinner. In addition to price, here are some important things to consider that can usually narrow the choice to just a few wheels.

Learn How to Spin on a Wheel

Handspinning Basics

Spinning on a Wheel by Maggie Casey

Learning to spin on a spinning wheel is tricky! How can your body do so many different things at the same time? One hand pinches, one hand pulls, and your feet pump the treadle. What a lot to think about at once. However, if you learn each step in the spinning process before you put them together, spinning will be easier.

Understand the difference between roving, top, and silver

What is Roving Anyway?

What are Roving, Top, and Silver? by Abby Franquemont

It’s common nowadays for a lot of folks in the fiber world to use the word “roving” to refer to any unspun fiber. This isn’t really accurate and doesn’t give a clear sense of what the preparation really is—and the preparation is relevant! There are more preparations of fiber, done by hand or done by machine, available to the handspinner now than at any time before. Learn about each type and which is ideal for your next project.

This yarn spinning tutorial download is an essential resource.

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