Little did I know when my husband and I headed off to pick up eggs at our friend’s farm, that…
I purchased a neglected vintage Ashford Traditional spinning wheel so that I could bring her back to her former glory.…
When I got close to the end of the Arboreal sweater project that I knit entirely out of handspun yarn, I knew It would be a close call. Would I run out of yarn? I didn’t want to play yarn chicken with my handspun and I had already spun the entire bump of roving, so there was no way to get more yarn for this project. This is what I did to make sure I could finish my project without running out or having too much yarn leftover.
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.
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.
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!
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!
I recently reorganized my creative space and I would like to share with you some of the ideas I have to create the best yarn stash organization system I have ever used. It is functional, and can be adapted to just about any space!
For years Spinzilla was the monster of the spinning competitions. See what I did there? Run by the National Needle…
In this video filled post, I show you how I process alpaca by hand beginning with washing, then carding, spinning, followed by plying, I finish with instructions to complete a detailed yarn tag. This shows the entire process from raw fiber to spun yarn!