The difference between worsted and woolen yarns depends on how the fibers are prepared, the drafting technique used, and how twist is allowed to enter the fibers. However, most of us spin something between those two types of yarn. So what do you call that?
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.
Energized yarns, squiggle surface textures, and more, Amy Tyler’s approach to creativity is both analytical and playful. Check out some of our favorite resources where Amy shows us how getting technical can be fun!
No need to wait for a holiday—spread the joy of spinning and making all year long!
What do you call the little rolls of fiber that you pull off handcards, a blending board, or even a drumcarder? Not any word you’ll find in a typical dictionary.
Join us for this year’s spin-along! Challenge yourself to create lace you love—fragile and fine, bold and bulky, or anything in between.
A balanced skein is one that hangs without showing any twist in the skein and without any kinks in the yarn making up the skein.
If you are looking for a dual-purpose sheep with fun, easy-to-spin wool, look no further.
As we approach National Hemp Day this February 4th, learn how to spin and weave this versatile fiber that has been used for clothing, textiles, sailcloth, and more throughout history.
A spinning wheel without treadles? How does this work?