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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. Spinning Yarn Drop Spindle, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Diy Spinning Wheel, Handspun Yarn, Yarn Dyeing, Wool Crafts

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
Fig 1. A typical historical European spinner and a typical “drop spinner”. Image by Mary Cleaton. Spinning Yarn Drop Spindle, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Spinning Wool, Hand Spinning, Hand Spindles, Hand Fist, Drafting Drawing, Half Hitch Knot, Diy Wool

Summary: Spinning is a vital step in the production of textiles, whereby fibres are drawn out (drafted) and twisted together to make thread. In the present day, several culturally unique types of spinning are recognised, such as the thigh-rolling technique of traditional Navajo spinners who use unusually large spindles in a supported style (Wolf Creek, 2009)... The content is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 License. Please check individual images for…

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Dorothea Deppe
Spinning Yarn Fiber, Spinning Wheel, Hand Spinning, Love Knitting Patterns, Hair Yarn, Drop Spindle, Knitting Yarn, Crochet Hooks, Beginners

Before I started spinning on my first spinning wheel, I learned how to spin on a drop spindle. With this guide, I will explain drop spindle spinning for complete beginners. You will learn everything you need to know from attaching the fiber, to finishing your yarn!

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Emily