I must share a video with you – a youtube video that has changed my spinning life. Allow me to introduce… longdrawjames.
Ever since I started spinning I’ve attempted and failed to master the “long draw” technique – a technique that yields a lofty, fluffy yarn full of air and life. Among its advantages is a more speedy spin. Spinning a certain amount of fiber simply takes much less time (some say 1/7th the time) using long draw, a woolen technique, versus a worsted technique such as short-forward draw, the only technique I’ve mastered.
A short time ago I stumbled upon longdrawjames’ video on long draw and was entranced: entranced by his accent, entranced by his graceful hands, and entranced by his technique. Best of all, I am well on my way to mastering the long draw technique! You must watch. And enjoy.