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Get-Started-Spinning Kit

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You're curious about spinning, and you've wanted to dip your toe in the spinning pool, but if you're being honest, you're a little nervous. Where do you begin? You don't have a local yarn store that offers spinning classes, or you don't have the time to get to one. Because: life.

Sheepspot has the answer.

Our Get-Started Spinning Kits have what you need to start spinning today: 

  • The "Bare Bones," a beautiful, well-balanced top-whorl spindle from Greensleeves that's the perfect weight for beginners
  • 100 grams of easy-to-spin Coopworth roving
  • A downloadable list of tried-and-true, easily-accessible printed and online resources that you can consult to help get you started

Most beginner spindles are heavy and ugly. I love Greensleeve's Bare Bones spindle because it's carefully crafted in the United States and it's not too heavy (1.25-1.5 ounces or 35-45 grams). It's a joy to spin and to look at. Best of all, it's available in your choice of maple or walnut at a very accessible price. 

Learning to spin with the wrong fiber can be the opposite of fun. I always recommend that beginners start with wool (because it loves to stick to itself) with fibers around 4 inches (because it's easier to make yarn with longer fibers at first; they need less twist to hold together as yarn), and with roving, which means the fiber has been carded but not combed. Our Coopworth roving fits the bill on all counts. 

Finally, because I spent forty podcast episodes reviewing products and information resources for spinners, I've looked closely at lots and lots of books and videos on spindling. When you buy your kit, you'll get access to a free downloadable PDF listing the books and videos I think are the most valuable (and one I think you should avoid). 

PS: if you're looking for a beautiful, eco-friendly, durable bag to hold your fiber and spindle, our organic linen project bags are perfect.

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You're curious about spinning, and you've wanted to dip your toe in the spinning pool, but if you're being honest, you're a little nervous. Where do you begin? You don't have a local yarn store that offers spinning classes, or you don't have the time to get to one. Because: life.

Sheepspot has the answer.

Our Get-Started Spinning Kits have what you need to start spinning today: 

  • The "Bare Bones," a beautiful, well-balanced top-whorl spindle from Greensleeves that's the perfect weight for beginners
  • 100 grams of easy-to-spin Coopworth roving
  • A downloadable list of tried-and-true, easily-accessible printed and online resources that you can consult to help get you started

Most beginner spindles are heavy and ugly. I love Greensleeve's Bare Bones spindle because it's carefully crafted in the United States and it's not too heavy (1.25-1.5 ounces or 35-45 grams). It's a joy to spin and to look at. Best of all, it's available in your choice of maple or walnut at a very accessible price. 

Learning to spin with the wrong fiber can be the opposite of fun. I always recommend that beginners start with wool (because it loves to stick to itself) with fibers around 4 inches (because it's easier to make yarn with longer fibers at first; they need less twist to hold together as yarn), and with roving, which means the fiber has been carded but not combed. Our Coopworth roving fits the bill on all counts. 

Finally, because I spent forty podcast episodes reviewing products and information resources for spinners, I've looked closely at lots and lots of books and videos on spindling. When you buy your kit, you'll get access to a free downloadable PDF listing the books and videos I think are the most valuable (and one I think you should avoid). 

PS: if you're looking for a beautiful, eco-friendly, durable bag to hold your fiber and spindle, our organic linen project bags are perfect.