Takhli, Akha, Russian, and more! Join Amelia Garripoli in Supported Spindle Spinning to learn all about supported spindle spinning, the perfect technique to spin very fine, soft yarns.
In this video workshop, expert instructor Amelia Garripoli makes supported spindle spinning accessible to spinners of all skill levels. You’ll learn the basics as well as Amelia’s expert tips and tricks for fiber preparation, plying, and more. Learn what fibers are best suited for each support spindle and how to match your spindle with the best bowl. Amelia even helps you troubleshoot your lumps and bumps and yarn that breaks or kinks.
Take a peek at Amelia’s antique hand spindle collection—you’ll see a fragile Akha spindle that was once buried in earth, glimpse a French spindle with an affixed metal cap, and discover why Russian spindles get shorter over time. With Amelia’s passion for supported spinning and her comprehensive lessons, you’ll soon be spinning supported with ease and confidence.
Runtime: 42 minutes
NOTE: This listing is for a physical DVD that will be mailed to you, not a download.
About your instructor:
Amelia Garripoli teaches spinning and weaving after escaping from Silicon Valley in 2001. She moved to Washington, bought a house that came with two llamas, promptly bought them a spinner’s flock and sat down to learn how to use their fiber. Amelia self-published her book Productive Spindling in 2009. She writes the popular blog Ask the Bellwether at askthebellwether.blogspot.com.