The number one question people ask when I’m using a handspindle: “how do you go about plying singles yarns from the spindles?”
From Scotland’s rugged and weathered hillsides to today’s pocket-sized farmsteads, Border Cheviot sheep have much to offer shepherds and spinners alike.
Handspinner Claudine Celebuski creates stunning handspun, machine-knitted garments. She shares her tips and tricks for working with handspun yarn on a knitting machine.
Wonder what the numbers such as 5/3 or 2/20 mean in weaving yarn? Amy Tyler has the answers.
Is it possible to make a durable fiber blend without nylon?
Join us as we take a look at the intentional use of texture in spinning.
My preferred low-whorl spindle is the plainest possible—no hook or spiral at the tip to secure the yarn, no special or fancy wood, just a plain, workaday tool.
Season 4, Episode 10: A wool mill forms the link between sheep and fiber artists, transforming raw fiber into handcraft-ready yarn and roving. Working in small batches, processing fleece from small farms, a mill can still have a big impact.
Many handspinners dream of owning their own spinner’s flock. Jennifer and Rich share a little about the realities, including hard work and rewards.