Emonieiesha Hopkins


Tool Basics: Wraps Per Inch Tool

Learn why every handspinner needs a wraps per inch tool in their toolbox.

Tool Basics: Why You Need a Twist-Angle Tool

The information you learn from a twist-angle tool can help you achieve more consistent yarns.

Project Planning Toolkit: Why You Need a Yarn Balance

Calculating the yardage for a project needn’t be a challenge. Meet a handy tool every handspinner should have: the yarn balance.

But Weight, It’s Your Handspun! How to Block Yarn

Have you been following Emonieiesha’s experiments in finishing? Learn when and how to add weight to your freshly washed handspun yarn.

A Perfect Finish: Thwacking and Snapping 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.

The Great Fleece Makeover

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.

How to Finish Handspun Yarn: Steaming

Emonieiesha shares three methods for finishing handspun yarn in a flash with steam and explains why steaming is a good choice for textured yarns.

How to Deconstruct a Hand-Dyed Braid to Add Depth

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.

Using Art Yarns for Weaving

Emonieiesha loves art yarns! She shares her tips for weaving with these striking, three-dimensional yarns.

To Rest, or Not To Rest, Your Singles Before Plying

One handspinner’s experiment to answer the question.