Calculating the yardage for a project needn’t be a challenge. Meet a handy tool every handspinner should have: the yarn balance.
Have you been following Emonieiesha’s experiments in finishing? Learn when and how to add weight to your freshly washed handspun yarn.
Have you ever stopped to think about why you finish your handspun yarn by thwacking it against a surface or snapping it between your hands? Emonieiesha shares her tips for finishing a skein.
Not all shepherds raise a handspinner’s flock, but Emonieiesha doesn’t let that deter her from purchasing their fleeces. In the Winter 2020 issue, she shared how time and patience can usually turn what looks like a hopeless fleece into handspun goodness.
Emonieiesha shares three methods for finishing handspun yarn in a flash with steam and explains why steaming is a good choice for textured yarns.
Take control of your fiber’s colors. Deconstructing braids gives handspinners the option to make certain colors more dominant, change the order of the hues, make new shades, or even tone down certain colors.
Emonieiesha loves art yarns! She shares her tips for weaving with these striking, three-dimensional yarns.
One handspinner’s experiment to answer the question.
Cross-lacing can make your bobbin resemble a jewelry-heist scene in a movie, but trust me, it works! I promise, it’s as easy as lacing your sneakers.