Learn how to Spin Yarn on Your Own Terms with CHY!
Whether you’ve never picked up a spindle or you’re looking to start designing your own yarn on a spinning wheel we’re here to help! I believe that it shouldn’t matter if you live close to a friend who spins or local guild everyone should be able to have confidence and fun while creating the yarn of their dreams! Scroll down to see our exciting yarn spinning courses.
WHAT OTHER’S ARE SAYING….
“I went through the spinning course this weekend and I just wanted to thank you for creating such an informative course. A spinner here gave me a drop spindle kit at an art show this past summer and I completely fell in love with spinning. After I got through the merino braid from the kit I was completely lost on what type of fiber I would like to order but doing this course helped me see how each type would behave. I’ve been afraid to invest in a spinning wheel since their aren’t many local resources for spinners here but going through the course felt like I had someone was sitting with me and showing me exactly how they spin, how to fix common mistakes and what are the important things to be aware of. I know I will be referring to this course a lot when I’m ready to get a wheel. Thanks so much!”
“I live high in the mountains
We have a shortage of shopping here, so I do most of my studying and purchasing on-line. I have viewed some of your previous movies on-line, and I really liked what I saw. I also love the philosophy and warm feelings I get from you and your business. I just wanted to let you know, I appreciate all the work you have put into this website and Yarn Course.
“The Crafty Housewife Yarns Spin Your Dream Yarn course is fantastic! The information covered is perfect for beginner spinner to advanced. Erin makes all the information so useful and approachable. You really can spin the yarn of your dreams with her instruction and a little practice!”
While our normal site discount doesn’t work on our courses we do have specials and sales where they will be discounted from time to time. I’d recommend joining our email list because that is the only place the course discounts will ever be shared.
After much request I’ve made an online version of my local drop spindle and intro to spinning workshop.
This is 12 video online workshop designed to take the student from having never held fiber or a spindle all the way through 2 plying your final yarn.
There are also 4 bonus videos covering common troubleshooting that has been covered in local classes as well as how to set your yarn after it’s spun, and how to chain or “navajo ply “ on a drop spindle for beginners.
Also a recommended product guide from other small business for different types of spindles and spinning tools.
This course is perfect of anyone wanting to try something new and who may have been intimidated by technical spinning terms and techniques. This is designed to be a fun and light hearted approach course where you will be able to spindle your own yarn by hand at the end. All of the videos and content are the exact same step by step approach that I have used to teach others locally.
The videos are all filmed from the aspect of you and I being in the same space where I can show you exactly what I’m doing in great detail. I have taken great pains to really break down all of the small little details that other students have had questions about so that they are easy to understand.
We also have have a facebook and instagram community where you can show off your work and ask questions from all of our friends and CHY artist.
When purchased you will be immediately emailed the private link to the course and password.
Why Learn to Spin
Excellent way to improve eye hand coordination and improve cognitive function.
You’ll be preserving an ancient craft dating back to just about the beginning of culture as we know it.
It’s very relaxing once you get the hang of it.
The pleasure of using your own yarn in projects.
20% discount not available for courses
I wanted to offer an smaller quicker version of our dream yarn course. This course is not nearly as comprehensive or in depth as the dream yarn course but it’s perfect for a new spinner who’s wanting to get going on a wheel in an uncomplicated step by step course. No subscription required this is a stand alone course you can watch over and over again.
7 video lessons covering topics from wheel intro, ratios & gears , parts, how to spin worsted and woolen style yarn, how to attach fiber and get going spinning in the first place!
my best tips for avoiding problems after having taught many different people
Easy to understand , step by step instruction
no previous knowledge required
Buckle up and get ready to jumpstart your knowledge of spinning yarn on a wheel from never touched one before to understanding and spinning the two most basic building blocks of handspun yarn. Join me in my home studio as I hope to make you more comfortable with the different parts of your wheel and how making small changes can help you control the out come of your first yarns.
Once you purchase the course you will be automatically sent an email with a file with your sign in information.
If you have any questions or problems please email me at
This online yarn spinning course is different from other online courses available because it is constantly growing. This course was launched with the basics to teach you how to plan and spin at home on your own wheel, but the bonus section and additional added content will be continually filmed and added for no extra charge. ( currently a bonus section and the building blocks of art yarn added jan. 2019 ) Since such a large focus at CHY is education we’re constantly getting new inspiration for topics and techniques that would be of interest to spinners. You also will have access to our staff and friends if you get stuck.
Thanks to the popularity of our YouTube Channel and local spinning workshops or lessons as a Spinolution Dealer I have complied a step by step “ home cook” approach to teaching spinning. I have found that most people are looking for the tools and knowledge to plan out and execute their own art yarn. Spinning as an extension to more commonly found fiber arts like knitting, crochet & weaving can be a fantastic creative outlet especially for those of us who have not felt comfortable in other mediums like drawing, painting etc. This was definitely what I found in spinning. It has given me a tactile creative and artistic expression that I always wanted to have but never could express through other artistic outlets. This is my hope for this course is to spread this knowledge to others so that they may find their own way and enrich their own lives. The fiber arts is such an important part of so many cultures that by it’s very nature it helps to bring us all together.
Over 3.5 hours of video footage in 37 different videos.
Including Brand New section “ Building Blocks of Art yarn” this bonus section builds onto the rest of the course so that after you’ve mastered the basics you can then start to….
Lock spin, spin beaded yarn , thick and thin yarn , thread ply yarn, flame ply yarn, Tail spun lock yarn and more to come.
Each module comes with it’s own printable homework worksheets to take you step by step through learning to spin on a wheel while teaching you how to design your own art yarn outcome.
Features many color pictures and diagrams in addition to the videos for those of us who are visual learners.
While this course is not super technical you will learn the different styles of spinning ( worsted or short draw, or woolen or long draw) as well as different fiber preparations.
Module 1 get to know different types of spinning wheel, historic and modern and which would be best for you.
Module 2 learn about different spinning fibers for spinning yarn ( So you can plan out your own dream yarn)
Module 3 - Learn about some different fiber prep options and how they affect you finial yarn
Module 4 - Let’s go over the basics of yarn spinning. This is your foundation to refer back to.
Module 5 - This is your reference to how to experiment with different fiber types to create your dream yarn.
Module 6 - plying , troubleshooting and bonus info including a comprehensive video on
How to Navajo or chain ply.
Alternative ways to set yarn after spinning
Alternative fiber prep, including combs, cards and a diz
Troubleshooting over twist and under twist and many other common problems
Recourses on where to buy fibers mentioned in the course with a focus on small farms and artist.
You will be automatically sent a private log in for this course and you will also gain access if you would like to a private facebook group( Design your own dream yarn with CHY) just for members of this course that will be staffed with members of the CHY team to help cheer you on and troubleshoot. We’re also hoping this will be a fun and encouraging closed group to share pictures and progress in and hopefully make new friends in the fiber community who are like minded. This is a different group from our public “ handspun yarn love group”
20% discount not available for courses
If you are tired of having all of those horrible plastic store bags floating around while you try to remember to recycle them here's the perfect solution! My dear friend and talented "Plarn artist" Jamie Roselius, has perfected plarn and her ultimate market bag pattern. She's been making these for years and they are highly sought after and have even won awards at earth day and eco events in the orlando area.
This mini course includes
Jamie's exclusive pattern with all of the details perfected
an in depth video showing how to make plarn from plastic store bags
a separate video on useing the knitting kitchener stitch for a seamless and strong strap bind off.
bragging rights that you've taken recycling to a new level.