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.
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" Hand Spun Yarn Projects, Spinning Yarn Wheel, Drop Spinning, Handspun Yarn Projects, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Heritage Wall, Books Wishlist, Textile Weaving, Wall Decor Antique

9 Different Ways of Spinning a Multi-Coloured Blended Top, While Trying to Avoid "Spinning Mud"

“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 Yarn Spinning Wheel, Fractal Spinning Yarn, Hand Spinning Yarn, Drop Spindle Spinning, Spinning Yarn Wheel, Fractal Spinning, Plying Yarn, Spinning Yarn Drop Spindle, Drop Spinning

Spin me right round!

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
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Spin Your Own Long Gradient Yarns -

I've never been super impressed with the "gradient" yarns available commercially. The color changes are always too abrupt. You know what they say, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself! Learn how easy it is to spin your own gradient yarn in today's post. Our friend malia.mayed.it over on Instagram breaks down

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Donna Kay
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. Patchwork, Dog Hair Crafts, How To Spin Wool Into Yarn, How To Spin Yarn, How To Make Yarn, Spinning Yarn Wheel, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Hair Yarn, Diy Wool

Preparing and Spinning Dog Hair - Spinning Chiengora

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. How To Spin Wool, How To Spin Wool Into Yarn, Spinning Yarn Drop Spindle, Drop Spinning, Spinning Yarn Fiber, Beading Designs, Spinning Wool, Drop Spindle, Spinning Wheels

Tips for Using the Drop Spindle

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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Ingrid Larsen

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