Spinning Yarn

Discover creative ways to spin yarn and unleash your inner artist. Explore top techniques and tips to create unique and beautiful yarn creations that will inspire your next project.
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 Crafts, Spinning, Spinning Yarn Drop Spindle, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Spinning Yarn Wheel, Spinning Fiber, Spinning Wool, Rigid Heddle Weaving Patterns, 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
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, Drop Spindle, Spinning Wheel, Handspun Yarn

“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
Preparing and Spinning Dog Hair - Spinning Chiengora by Craft me Happy.  How to sort, scour, remove guard hairs, comb, draft and spin yarn made out of malamute hair. Quilts, Spinning, Dog Hair, Dog Fur, Spinning Wool, Hair Yarn, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Fleece, Spinning Yarn Wheel

As a preface, this blog post has been several months in the making and is one of my longer blog posts. I talk about my experiments, mistakes and learning process in perfecting my technique for spinning chiengora. If you’re just a little bit curious about how to spin dog hair, I've made a short video that summarises my final, start to finish process for spinning dog hair here - If you’d like to learn more, read on... Spinning Chiengora As a spinner, I love trying out new or unusual fibres…

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Craft me Happy!
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

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