Paco-vicuña is an ideal fiber for handspinners. As Jane Levene explains, the crinkle—or tiny, unorganized crimp—helps to interlock the fibers, creating that loft so many of us love.
Debbie Held is back to discuss the how-to portion of the plying process, or what to do after winding off.
The number one question people ask when I’m using a handspindle: “how do you go about plying singles yarns from the spindles?”
The longer days of spring and extra daylight mean more time for spinning! Make sure your tools are in tip-top shape.
For those who know its power, a handspindle can change the course of an entire day—or even someone’s life.
Organizing a spin-along is easier than you may think, and it can be a wonderful way to build your own fiber community.
Knowing the exact costs that go into making a skein of handspun yarn is the key to selling it at a fair price.
Close to 300 handspinners participated in this year’s Spin Off mitt-along. Here’s Debbie Held with the highlights.
If you’ve been wanting to turn some handspun into a suitable pair of handcoverings for your own mitts, I offer up these pointers gleaned from the group’s knitting experiences.