Hand spinning

Discover the art of hand spinning and learn how to create your own yarn. Get started with our beginner's guide and unleash your creativity with this ancient craft.
Using a drop spindle is a fun way to get started in the wide, wide world of hand spinning wool. The drop spindle is inexpensive to buy and an easy DIY project.

Using a drop spindle is a fun way to get started in the wide, wide world of hand spinning wool. The drop spindle is inexpensive to buy and an easy DIY project. We just finished a weekend at the Heart of New Mexico Fiber Gathering where I was able to demonstrate spindle spinning and visit with many people who are trying to learn how to spin yarn. These tips are my best advice for a beginning spindler. Don't feel frustrated until you've tried them all! 1. Watch someone spin with a drop…

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Lisa Turner
9 Different Ways of Spinning a Multi-Coloured Blended Top, While Trying to Avoid "Spinning Mud" | Craft me Happy!: 9 Different Ways of Spinning a Multi-Coloured Blended Top, While Trying to Avoid "Spinning Mud" Spinning, Spinning Yarn Wheel, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Spinning Yarn, Spinning Fiber, Spinning Wool, Spinning Wheel, Handspun Yarn, Handspun Yarn Projects

“I don’t want to spin mud” - This is a very common phrase uttered amongst hand spinners and it refers to the frustrating phenomenon of buying the most beautiful, multi-coloured blend of fibres, and then spinning a yarn from it that, from a short distance, looks like a murky brown or dirty grey colour. I’ve done it myself. I bought three hundred grams of World of Wool’s Fairytale blend called “Over the Rainbow” and took it away on holiday to spin. Image copyright World of Wool It’s gorgeous…

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Ursula Ninfa
Can't decide what spinning/plying techniques to use for that special floof of fiber? Check out our 3 faves: center pull 2-ply, chain ply, and fractal! Learn more about each one and see the difference it makes in the resulting yarn. Any of these techniques can be done with a hand spindle, an e spinner, or a spinning wheel. #spinningyarn #handspunyarn Spinning, Crafts, Spinning Yarn Drop Spindle, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Spinning Yarn Wheel, Spinning Fiber, Rigid Heddle Weaving Patterns, Spinning Wool, Spinning Yarn

Can't decide what spinning/plying techniques to use for that special floof of fiber? Check out our 3 faves: center pull 2-ply, chain ply, and fractal! Learn more about each one and see the difference it makes in the resulting yarn. Any of these techniques can be done with a hand spindle, an e spinner, or a spinning wheel. #spinningyarn #handspunyarn

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Delaney Filograsso