Once you’ve started on the basics you can then try your hand at spinning different fibers and from different fiber preperations. With a little conscious forethought you’ll be well on your way to creating the yarn of your dreams for whatever project you may dream up! This is meant to be a reference to refer back to.
Traditionally flax was spun from an attached distaff or needle ( like what sleeping beauty may have touched). The Flax would have been wet by hand from a bowl of water kept next to the wheel for a smoother affect.