My Handspun Arboreal Sweater is Finished!

I am so thrilled! My handspun Arboreal sweater is finished! This was a great pattern from Jennifer Steingass. I want to tell you about a few of the things I did to make this pattern work with my handspun yarn…

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DIY Blending Board

I have wanted a blending board for years, but the price tag of a new blending board has never been in my budget. I wanted to experiment and make my own DIY blending board, and guess what? I did it for less than $70!

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I found a Vintage Ashford Traditional and it is a Project!

I came across what looked like a great deal! I found a vintage Ashford Traditional, but it needs a lot of work! This is the story of my new project wheel and the other goodies I acquired with it including a set of hand cards and 4 drop spindles.

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How Much Does Thwacking Change Handspun Yarn?

I have always heard that wet finishing and thwacking your hand spun yarn can make a huge difference in how your final yarn feels and behaves in a project. Let’s find the answer to the question, how much does thwacking change handspun yarn with an experiment.

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I read 51 Yarns to Spin Before You Cast Off

I first heard about the 51 Yarns book in an online spin a long. Being an adventurous spinner myself, I…

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The Spinning Wheel Shaped Object (SWSOs)

What is a spinning wheel shaped object and how can you spot one? These decorative spinning wheel shaped objects are floating around out there on sale sites enticing new spinners to make a disappointing mistake. Avoid making this mistake yourself by learning more about spinning wheel shaped objects.

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Ply and Finish Your Yarn on a Drop Spindle

After spinning yarn on a drop spindle, it is time to ply and finish the % yarn. I will show you how I ply my yarn and get it ready for a project.

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Drop Spindle Spinning for Complete Beginners

Before I started spinning on my first spinning wheel, I learned how to spin on a drop spindle. With this guide, I will explain drop spindle spinning for complete beginners. You will learn everything you need to know from attaching the fiber, to finishing your yarn!

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How To Spin On A Spinning Wheel for Absolute Beginners

So you just got a spinning wheel! How excited are you right now? Let’s get you spinning and learn how to spin on a spinning wheel for absolute beginners!

I know you probably want to dive right in and start spinning up that lovely fluffy fiber that will become your first yarn, but if you follow these simple steps, you will avoid frustration and have a better idea of how to troubleshoot any problems that may arise. Stick with me and soon you will be spinning amazing yarn!

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