Maybe you don't have a ball-winder and a swift. I know most of us have seen the "hack" of using a toilet paper tube and hand mixer to wind our yarn, but the idea of my yarn, or worse yet, my hand mixer, touching a toilet paper tube just really grosses me out. Maybe you're… Continue reading Learn to Wind a Center-pull Ball of Yarn by Hand
So you're spinning along, enjoying the relaxing rhythm of your work, when your yarn unexpectedly breaks! Maybe you over-drafted (my usual problem) or maybe your yarn wasn't twisted enough and just fell apart. What now?! No worries friends. It is easily fixed. I have made a short video to show you how it's done. Enjoy!… Continue reading How to Fix Broken Yarn When Spinning; It’s Easy!
I just finished using my Ashford spinning wheel to ply this yarn. I spun the singles on this Schacht drop spindle. This yarn is special among my skeins of handspun because it is the first that I have dyed myself. It's not my most favorite yarn ever, color-wise, but good enough that I am undeterred,… Continue reading Handy Tip for Using a Drop Spindle
Don't Lean Too Far... Just a short post for you dear readers today. Ever wondered what would happen if you got your own hair caught in your spinning? Right here, right now, bringing you answers to life's greatest questions! This is Drama Queen learning to spin. She was pretty tense, and leaning so far over… Continue reading Don’t Lean Too Far Over Your Spinning
More handspun to show you!!! I love spinning. I do it when I don't have an urgent project...or when I feel like avoiding my work. So, I have this Malabrigo Nube in colorway #866 Arco Iris. It is very colorful. When I got this roving I expected that it would produce very loud, bright yarn.… Continue reading Not What I Thought, a Story of Handspun Yarn