As a traveling spinning instructor, I spent much of my life thinking about packing spinner’s cargo. Packing for planes, trains, and automobiles can be different than packing for ferries, backpacks, and bicycles.
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If you have a yarn balance (also known as a McMorran balance), then all you need is a strand of the yarn you’re measuring to determine the yards per pound.
What is necessary, and what is just a nice to have?
No matter what your purpose is for flick carding, the one phrase to keep in mind throughout the process is “light and easy.”
Occasionally I let people know that I am interested in fleeces. What follows can be delightful for everyone.
When spinning for a full-sized sweater isn’t an option, I’ve found it equally satisfying to work on a really small one, such as these sweet miniature sweaters.
Organizing a spin-along is easier than you may think, and it can be a wonderful way to build your own fiber community.