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Long Draw Drafting for Woolen Yarn by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Carol Rhoades demonstrates the long-draw drafting technique to make a woolen yarn.

Long Thread Podcast: Kenya Miles

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.

But what are you going to do with all those bands?

Do handmade textiles need to have a job?

Two Threads Are Better Than One, Part 2

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?

A Handspun Household

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.

Two Threads Are Better Than One, Part 1

Discover the delight in plying together two or more different singles to create a yarn that's more than the sum of its parts!

Roving Reporter: Travel Hacks—What Spinning Equipment To Pack

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.

Long Thread Podcast: Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez

Season 3, Episode 3: Andean weavers are using their traditional textile skills and some new assistance to meet the difficulties of today.

Solace Spinning: A Sweet Scrap Sweater

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.

Roving Reporter: Spinning Equipment Travel Hacks—What Not To Pack

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.