Carol Rhoades demonstrates the long-draw drafting technique to make a woolen yarn.
Season 3, Episode 4: In fields tucked in the alleyways of Baltimore, Maryland, Kenya Miles and her colleagues at Hidden Harvest tend a sort of secret garden, growing fruits, vegetables... and natural dye plants.
Learn about the qualities of 2-ply yarn that's been spun from two different fibers. Plus, what can you make with small bits of leftover yarn?
One of my favorite things about being a spinner is wearing or using items I have made from handspun yarn. I love knowing that something I or a friend has spun is being truly appreciated.
Discover the delight in plying together two or more different singles to create a yarn that's more than the sum of its parts!
Last week, I wrote about a few pieces of spinning equipment to leave at home. This week I'm offering: Spinning Travel Hacks: what spinning equipment you should pack.
Season 3, Episode 3: Andean weavers are using their traditional textile skills and some new assistance to meet the difficulties of today.
Fitting spinning into a busy life can feel like a challenge. Kate is focusing on small breaks this summer: a few treadles, a few deep breaths, a few yards of something beautiful.
As a traveling spinning instructor, I spent much of my life thinking about packing spinner’s cargo. Packing for planes, trains, and automobiles can be different than packing for ferries, backpacks, and bicycles.