How I Avoid Running Out of Yarn by Using Math

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.

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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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The Best Yarn Stash Organization System!

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!

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4 Tips for Using Hand Spun Yarn in a Project

While working on a project with my own handspun yarn, I made a list of my best tips for using handspun yarn in a project and getting great results.

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I Joined Spin Together 2019! (It turned me into a monster)

For years Spinzilla was the monster of the spinning competitions. See what I did there? Run by the National Needle…

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How to Spin Alpaca – From Farm to Yarn!

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!

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Dying Luxury Fiber with Wilton Food Color and Easter Egg Dye

I love to dye fiber with food coloring. It isn’t as hazardous as dying with professional dyes because it is…

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