You've purchased your own spinning wheel, and--now what? Yes, Joseph filmed a spinning tutorial for the Etsy playlist on YouTube. Let's say, for example, that he's not as fascinating/loquacious/wildly attractive or informative for your style. Where else can you look? Here are our top three suggestions.
First on the list and in my heart is
Alright, I know I'm biased, but JillianEve was absolutely fabulous to work with and makes great content for fiber artists. If you haven't already, I'd highly recommend checking out her channel on Youtube. She's got everything from unique spinning items like the charkha (**Ahem hem**) to why she spins her own fiber in the first place.
Second on the list is
2. Textile Indie
She's a small channel, but DANG RIGHT I'm a sugar snap. Her instructions are also simple and clearly demonstrated, the kind that I can go back several times and watch EXACTLY what she's doing. If you're looking to learn to spin, then I would definitely recommend taking a look at her video.
Third, but definitely not least, is
3. The Irish Linen Centre & Lisburn Museum
What. There's a video to learn spinning from an IRISHMAN? Now THAT is what I'm talking about. Unfortunately, and this is why it comes third on my list, the clip is only a couple of minutes long. I love the lovely filming, the historical facts, and the link in the description to more of Philip's spinning demonstrations. Well done, ILC & LM.
So there you have them. These are the top three spinning tutorials I've enjoyed on YouTube. If you're looking for a tutorial specifically with the Good and Basic Manufacturing Irish Tension Wheel, I'd highly recommend checking out the afore-mentioned tutorial Joseph put together. Happy spinning!
Joseph & Aubrey Bjork