A balanced skein is one that hangs without showing any twist in the skein and without any kinks in the yarn making up the skein.
I live in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Winters are long here. Handspun mittens, therefore, are essential winter wear.
Blending accessories include anything that helps you get the fiber onto the blending board and back off again.
Wonder what the numbers such as 5/3 or 2/20 mean in weaving yarn? Amy Tyler has the answers.
When Amy Tyler’s Wild Water Scarf arrived at the Interweave office, we were excited to see that she had used a sewn bind-off. Amy made her beautiful scarf with silk—a fiber known for its lack of elasticity. We asked her to tell us more.
When Spin Off contributor Amy Tyler took a workshop with Rita Buchanan back in 2003, she discovered that energized yarn intrigued her. Handspun-energized singles have active twist and produce three-dimensional effects when knitted. Below are Amy’s tips