Heavenly Bresser

Spinning Wheel Basics: Know Your Drive Band

Whether your wheel is vintage or new, the drive band eventually needs replacing. Find tips for replacing bands on antique wheels, and learn how to determine which material to use.

4 Restored and Antique Spinning Wheels

Spinner and teacher Heavenly Bresser talks about her fondness for some of her favorite antique wheels that she has restored from her collection of over forty!

How to Maintain Your Spinning Wheel: Oil and Lubrication

Have you ever wondered “What’s that sound and where is it coming from?” Learn what parts of a spinning wheel need lubrication for sound effect–free–spinning.

Become a Spinning-Wheel Detective: Tips for Buying Vintage Wheels

Sleuthing out the best vintage wheels can be challenging. Learn what one handspinner looks for in used and antique spinning wheels.

Spindle + Bowl: Finding the Perfect Pair

Find the right spindle and bowl combination for your spinning practice. Heavenly offers her tips for selecting a bowl that’s just right for your spindle.

Cleaner Carding: How to Keep Your Handcards Spick-and-Span

Whether you’ve inherited a set of previously loved handcards or just want to de-gunk an often-used pair, Heavenly’s tips will keep your carding cloth clean and ready for action.

Unspun & Upcycled: Yarn Deconstruction 101

Heavenly shares her budget-friendly method for keeping your pocketbook happy and your wheel and spindles spinning.

Waste Not! No Fiber Left Behind

Spinners accumulate a lot of fiber—not stash, but bits of surplus fiber from processing. Here are Heavenly’s tool-free tips for turning your leftovers into textured yarn.

Creative Solutions for Troublesome Antique Wheels

Heavenly Bresser offers her fixes for common problems when spinning on antique spinning wheels.

Spring Cleaning: Round Up Your Fiber Tools

For the handspinner, spring cleaning means rediscovering, or finding, all of your misplaced bobbins, spindles, and fiber tools, and it can help jumpstart the organization process, too.