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Spinning on a wheel and a spindle

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When it comes to Norman Kennedy, his singing and storytelling steal the show. In From Wool to Waulking: Spinning Wool and Creating Cloth with Norman Kennedy, the tales of a lifetime of experience spinning and weaving hold his audience captive. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Yarn Crafts, Sewing Crafts, How To Make Rope, Native Beadwork, Hello Kitty Wallpaper, Yarn Thread

How to Count Treadles with Norman Kennedy

When it comes to Norman Kennedy, his singing and storytelling steal the show. In From Wool to Waulking: Spinning Wool and Creating Cloth with Norman Kennedy, the tales of a lifetime of experience spinning and weaving hold his audience captive.

Somerhill Farm My drying rack My hubby built me a similar one with green plastic mesh lumber store on old window frames that rested on the tall wheeled rack Really speeds. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Alpacas, Old Window Frames, Plastic Mesh, Fibres, Sheep Wool, Needle Felting

My drying rack

This is the rack Chuck built me right after we moved to this farm. We had several aluminum window screens from the old farmhouse, so he built a wooden frame for them to slide into. There are 14 screens about 4" apart, so it dries a lot of wool in a fairly small space. Its full of BFL wool that I washed last night. These nice dry late summer days are perfect for drying.

Try Spinning on a Scottish Spindle Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Loom Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, Textiles, Drop Spindle, Passementerie, Yarn Bombing

Try Spinning on a Scottish Spindle

Modern spinners are rediscovering the traditional Scottish spindle. It is as strong, practical, and dependable as the culture that created it.

Favorite Chain-Plying Trick Mugs, cups, and cardboard tubes make it so easy to take a break when you’re in the middle of chain-plying handspun. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Crochet Chain, Crochet Geek, Crochet Humor, Double Crochet, Crochet Lace, Drop Spindle

My Favorite Chain-Plying Trick — With Wool

I love chain-plied yarn. I love how plump it is compared to 2-ply yarn. I love how it keeps the clear distinct color of the single and fiber. I love how I can take one single from one bobbin and ply it into something that looks like it came off of three. What I don’t love is stopping in t

For spindle storage. Paint or stain to match the rest of the room, or house in general. Use the top as a shelf for support spindle bowls. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Yarn Storage, Craft Storage, Drop Spindle, Art Du Fil, Nativity Crafts, Weaving Textiles

Ravelry

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Spinning Andean Stories of Handspun Yarn - ClothRoads Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Moda Peru, Peruvian People, Drop Spindle, Kids Around The World, Equador, Photographs Of People

Spinning Andean Stories of Handspun Yarn - ClothRoads

I’m sitting contentedly, knitting away with my handspun alpaca yarn on a hat that I could use right now. And I’m watching the video Andean Spinning, listening to the voices of two of my favorite women, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez and Linda Ligon, as they talk about spinning the Andean way, share tales of culture and textile heritage, and teach me to spin.

Wristaff handmade braid with African beadwhorl by MandaCrafts. Top whorl spindle made from old CD's and a dowel. Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Drop Spindle, Braids With Beads, Art Du Fil, Bead Loom Patterns, African Beads, Clay Beads

Wristaff - handmade braid with African bead-whorl

A wristaff (or wrist distaff) is ideal for use with a drop-spindle when spinning tops/rovings/sliver (please see the last photograph for one shown in use). The weighted braid holds your fibre supply clear of the spindle, and the moveable toggle makes it adjustable to fit anywhere from your wrist to your elbow. Dressed correctly the fibre supply is constant and pulls out smoothly with no need to keep stopping and unwinding. When using a wristaff out-of-doors in the summer, there is no need…

Guest Post: Things I learned from Rosie with Jacey Boggs Faulkner This week’s guest post is by none other than Jacey Boggs Faulker, editor of PLY Magazine. She has spent the last decade falling in love with fiber, writing a book (Spin Art, Interweave, Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Nuno Felting, Needle Felting, Drop Spindle, Wool Art, Felting Tutorials, Felt Art

Guest Post: Things I learned from Rosie with Jacey Boggs Faulkner

This week’s guest post is by none other than Jacey Boggs Faulker, editor of PLY Magazine. She has spent the last decade falling in love with fiber, writing a book (Spin Art, Interweave, 2012)…

Plying Yarn: How to Ply Yarn the Simple Way Learning how to ply yarn is easier than you think with these expert, step-by-step spinning instructions plus the best ways to store your yarn and more! Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Easy Yarn Crafts, Drop Spindle, Yarn Thread, Textiles, Loom Knitting, Wool Yarn

Plying Yarn: How to Ply Yarn the Simple Way

Learning how to ply yarn is easier than you think with these expert, step-by-step spinning instructions plus the best ways to store your yarn and more!

SINGLE Creative Spinning Masterclass Preview - Creative Yarn Spinning Techniques for Fiber Artists - YouTube Spinning Wool, Spinning Wheels, Hand Spinning, Yarn Inspiration, Felt Flowers, Textile Art, Yarns, Fiber Art, Retirement

20 SINGLE Ply Yarns to Learn and Spin

Preview the 20 SINGLE-ply methods that will be uploaded to my YouTube channel by February 2021. These methods were for sale in my ETSY shop in 2015 and I dec...

Dealgean or farsadh in spalted Tiger Maple - Scottish spindle by JudyKavanagh on Etsy Spinning Wool, Sheep, Smoking, Hand Carved, Fiber, Weaving, Cabin, Tools, Smoke

Dealgean or farsadh in spalted Tiger Maple Scottish spindle | Etsy

A dealgan or farsadh is a hand spindle for spinning yarn that is traditional in Scotland and other places settled by Scots such as Cape Breton. It's light and compact and fun to spin on. Dealgan and farsadh are words that mean spindle in Gaelic. The yarn is wound around the shaft like on a nostepinne and you end up with a nice centre pull ball. I turned this spindle on my lathe from spalted Tiger Maple. It has worm holes in it that have been filled with cyanoacrylate glue. The hand carved…

Plying Yarn: How to Ply Yarn the Simple Way Learning how to ply yarn is easier than you think with these expert, step-by-step spinning instructions plus the best ways to store your yarn and more! Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Easy Yarn Crafts, Drop Spindle, Yarn Thread, Textiles, Loom Knitting, Wool Yarn

Plying Yarn: How to Ply Yarn the Simple Way

Learning how to ply yarn is easier than you think with these expert, step-by-step spinning instructions plus the best ways to store your yarn and more!

Good mental refresher, and great to have the simple equation right in front of you. Geek Grrl Crafts: How to Determine How Much Fiber to Spin for Your Project Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Loom Weaving, Tapestry Weaving, Yarn Thread, Bead Loom Patterns, Loom Knitting, Hand Knitting

How to Determine How Much Fiber to Spin for Your Project

(I suggest reading the previous article, "3 Tools to Make Your Spinning Better", before reading this one.....) I've often heard spinners ask the question: how much fiber do I need to make X item? And the answer to that question is done by determining the GRIST of your completed yarn. Grist is essentially, the mass of your fiber times the length of said fiber. Grist = Length per Weight = L / W In order to determine how much fiber you need for a given project, you need to create a finished…