Best Spinning Fibers For Beginners

I’m often asked what I think the best spinning fibers for beginners are. Drawing from my own experience as a beginner, to some new discoveries along the way, these are great fibers for beginners and why I love them.

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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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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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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 Build a Simple Skirting Table

My husband and I designed a simple DIY skirting table together. It is just the right size to skirt any alpaca blanket or wool fleece, and it easily breaks down to store completely out of the way.

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