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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The 5 Books that Taught Me How to Spin Yarn

There are so many excellent spinning books out there, it was hard for me to choose my favorites. But, as I started to narrow it down, I realized that my favorite beginner books were the books that taught me how to spin yarn! While several of these books are no longer in print, they are available in Kindle format, and of course you can always find them second hand if you are on the look out. So here they are, my top 5 books that taught me how to spin yarn.

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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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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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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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I Painted My Spinning Wheel! (And I Don’t Hate It.)

My first spinning wheel was a vintage Ashford Traditional. I bought it from someone online so I didn’t see it…

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