The Scotch Tension System – Is it Scottish?

I have had a question about the scotch tension system on my spinning wheels for a while now. Because it is often mentioned in the same context as Irish tension, I always wondered if scotch tension had something to do with Scotland like Scotch whisky…

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Restoring a Vintage Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel

I purchased a neglected vintage Ashford Traditional spinning wheel so that I could bring her back to her former glory.…

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The Best Spinning Wheel for Spinning Art Yarn

Let’s talk about important features that a spinning wheel should have if your goal is to spin bulky, textured art yarn. This is a list of my favorite wheels designed to spin the fluffiest of textured yarns.

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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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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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