As promised I went in search for answers to your questions about left handed spinning. Some of you had questions about getting started spinning yarn as a left handed person.
I did a bit of digging and asking in the fiber world to see if there were different types of spinning wheels or drop spindles that were preferred amongst left handed people and it turns out that there's really not.
The main difference with learning to spin if your left handed is that you will be doing things backwards from what you may be seeing in how to videos or classes if the teacher is right handed. Just like writing or cooking your dominant hand will come into play. If you are left handed you will be drafting ( pulling the fiber slowly apart) with your left hand instead of your right. This will only affect which hand you are using for your lead drafting and pinching hand nothing else.
While I was looking I checked out youtube to see if there was a good video to link for demo purposes and I wasn't really happy with what came up so I made one. For unknown reasons there was a problem uploading mine so it's now in two parts so please excuse the choppy ending on video one and then continue watching on video 2.
Please let me know what you think and if this helps to answer your questions. For those of you who are not in my handspun yarn love group it is where these questions and discussions originally came from. This is a private fiber group you can find off of my business page, or just searching groups on Facebook. We would love to have you join in on the conversation.