We’re back with another batch of odd handspinning terms—some you’ll know and others may surprise you! Let’s explore carding and combing wool.
A craftsman of fine spindles looks at a forest of trees or a wood pile in much the same way that a spinner views sheep in a field.
Did you know that many spinners head to SOAR without a spinning buddy? You might arrive at SOAR without fiber fellows, but you’ll have some by the time you leave!
Learn about garneting—the process of turning yarn back into fiber—using your thrums and leftover yarns.
Spinners love working with dyed combed tops, most of which start out a shade of white or ecru. For richer, more complex colors, some artists like to overdye, or add dye over another color.
Mid-whorl spindles commonly called Akha spindles can be used as supported spindles, suspended spindles, or a bit of both. Let’s take a closer look!
We’re celebrating the wide world of knitting in this summer’s Spin Off!
One of the joys of handspinning is that you can take it with you. Spindles pack up easily, but sometimes you need something more substantial. You want a spinning wheel.