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Choosing a spindle is really a two-part process. You'll want to know about the spindles, the different types, how they work in general, and what kinds of yarn they're useful for. Then, you'll want to consider your spinning needs, desires, and style. We have some good questions to ask yourself so you can figure all that out.
There is something downright magical about spinning your own yarn. Creating something out of nothing, and letting your inner-most yarn dreams come true in the process. In this post and accompanying video, we'll teach you how to start spinning on a drop spindle. The Equipment The history of spinning is vast, and spans thousands
Cindy Haskin saved to TEXTILE ARTS
Background: IRL I sew and have engaged in, or at least tried out, many of the fiber / fabric arts. Including spinning. http://www.frugalsquirrels.com/gallery/preparing_wool/spinning-wheel.jpg The animation shows us fingering the drive belt. The wheel is hand cranked and stops every revolution. IRL the left hand is 3" - 5" away from the orifice feeding fibers in. The wheel is run on a foot treadle and never stops. I don't know how to link a video here so here is a link to a…
Mattdal saved to Primitive skills
A spinning wheel without treadles? How does this work?
Kay Schwerzler saved to Yarn as Art
When you unite the spindle stick and removable whorl, you'll have to ponder where the whorl will fit best. Many spindle sticks have their tapered ends at the bottom. This is where the whorl will slide on. I suggest using a tiny hair rubber band to fix below the whorl to 'encourage' the whorl to stay in place. Whorls with tapered holes should be firmly jammed onto the bottom taper, but can still loosen in spinning mode. When they loosen they act rather like a curved ball, spinning out in a…
kiran saved to x; spinning
I’ve read several places that it is useful to have a wristaff/wrist distaff for spindle spinning. A wrist distaff is a tool which sits on your wrist and hangs down, on which you can coil your…
Jean Bothe saved to Spinning yarn