Recent Spin-In Posts...
Plying from your Spindle
A handy technique for efficient spindle plying.
Carders, Combs and More
A run-down on popular equipment you might like to add to your spinning stash.
On The Wheel: Deep-V Argyle 1
The first Deep-V post, getting gauge!
Finishing your singles yarn for a perfect, squishy singles knit.
My favourite spinnerly books.
Experimentation Day - The Results
A bundle of fun with carding, blending and spinning samples.
How Twisty are Last Week's Singles?
How to work out the amount of twist in your yarn if it's been sitting for a while on the bobbins.
Measuring Wraps Per Inch
The title says it all really!
Fulling Your Yarn
Planning to spin and felt a project? How to get the most out of yarn you want to full.
Youtube is a great resource for short spinning videos on any number of different topics. Be aware though, that some of the people posting videos may be beginners themselves, and may be presenting a method which works for them, but is not necessarily the best way of doing something.
The following list is of videos I think are really great - keep an eye out for anything else that these spinners post too, it's sure to be worth a look!
Drop Spindle BasicsAbby Franqemont introduces you to the art of spinning on a drop spindle here.
Spindlicity: Spinning from the Fold
Beth Smith demonstrates spinning using a supported long draw from the fold here.
Maggie Smith SOAR Spinning Scholar
Maggie Smith demonstrates spinning on a spindle here.
Tying a Leader on a Spinning Wheel
Beth Smith demonstrates an easy, non-slip method of attaching your new leader here.
Spinning With a Wheel
Abby Franquemont demonstrates spinning on a wheel here.
Plying, Part 1
Abby Franquemont demonstrates plying using a spinning wheel and lazy kate here.
- Steeking Made Easy - Part 1 Why Steek? Gather your supplies.
- Steeking Made Easy - Part 2 Knitting the Steek swatch, and some tips on Fair Isle knitting.
- Steeking Made Easy - Part 3 The Chop!
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