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.
We gathered some fibers we had on hand for this introduction to natural fibers. The list is nowhere near exhaustive, but it provides examples of common plant and animal spinning fibers.
Learn everything about spinning silk yarn in this free guide on how to spin silk for knitting, crochet, embroidery, and more with expert advice!
In our FREE Guide to Spinning Wool eBook, you will learn how to spin wool from rare sheep breeds and other wool fibers along with 3 fun wool patterns.
Looking to start spinning yarn? Our free How to Use and How to Choose a Spinning Wheel eBook tells you how to use, troubleshoot and choose a spinning wheel.
Learn everything you need to know about drop spindle spinning in this FREE spinning eBook that includes detailed instructions and more.
This free guide to wool combing and carding provides expert tips on using hand carders, wool combs and drum carders to prepare your fiber for spinning.
Learn a free spinning technique today! The How to Ply Yarn eBook will teach you everything from plying on a Drop Spindle to creating plied yarn on a wheel.
Use your homespun yarn with these 5 FREE scarf knitting patterns! Expert guidance awaits in this collection of free knitted scarf patterns.
Learn everything you need to know about felting fiber in this exclusive, FREE eBook that includes expert tips on preparing and felting fiber and yarn.