How to create art yarn – easy tutorial (video)

Discover the enchanting world of art yarn spinning!

This creative and fulfilling craft, art yarn spinning, is easier than you might imagine, bringing endless joy and a touch of whimsy to your fiber art projects.

The technique we want to show you is both simple and satisfying. Using a spinning wheel, such as those made by Kromski, you will create unique, textured yarns that are as imaginative as they are beautiful.

This kind of yarn can be used in many fiber projects—such as weaving, tapestry, jewelry, and more. What will you create?

Let’s embark on this colorful journey together and unleash your artistic potential with art yarn spinning!

You will need:

  • Spinning wheel (here: Minstrel)
  • Jumbo Flyer / Great Flyer – We used the Minstrel Great Flyer, as it is perfect for art yarn. Its huge orifice and capacity ensure a comfortable workflow and numerous possibilities, handling even the craziest art yarn with ease. You can also use a standard Jumbo Flyer.
  • Leading Thread – It should be strong enough to resist the tension and can be thin.
  • Thicker yarn in the colors of your choice – This will create a more visible layer for your art yarn.
  • Niddy Noddy


  1. Ply the Yarns:
  • Follow the video tutorial for plying the yarns.
  • Remember to turn your wheel to the left while plying.

2. Finish the Yarn:

  • Wind your art yarn onto the Niddy Noddy.
  • Secure the yarn with threads in 3-4 places.
  • Remove the art yarn from the Niddy Noddy and wash it in warm water. Leave it to dry.

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