With this method of spinning and chain-plying in the same pass, you can ply your singles right on the spindle as you spin. Spin some singles, ply them, spin more, ply more—all without ever having to wind your singles off.
In India, the term charkha refers to spinning wheels large and small, and the term is now used more broadly to describe driven-spindle wheels from other regions as well.
A handspinner who is passionate about spinning cotton shares two methods for ginning cotton by hand.
Great spinners advised me to use a bobbin to rewind my bobbins before plying. There were a few things they forgot to mention.
Known for her expertise in sheep breeds and fleece, Deborah Robson puts individual wool fibers under the microscope.
Spinners love blending colors, but what happens when you use an inkjet printer for inspiration?
Debbie Held is back to discuss the how-to portion of the plying process, or what to do after winding off.
I live in the northwest corner of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Winters are long here. Handspun mittens, therefore, are essential winter wear.