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74/100 Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarns You Want by Amy King

This was an extremely quick read, but very satisfying as well.  Admittedly most of the books I have read on trying to create the yarn you want recommend, fairly forcefully, keeping a book of samples.  108 more words


Spinning with others

Many years ago our family was traveling in the American South West. I had my drop spindle with me and sat in an ancient Native American ruin and began to spin. 85 more words

Wensleydale Wednesday, and TKK featured for spinners

While in progress this Wensleydale commercial top has been very mobile.  The ‘Hello Sunshine’ colourway by Spunky Eclectic blurring on my Jenkins Turkish Delight spindle got many conversations going as it went from near to as far as New York city this summer. 577 more words


Woolen and Wonderful

I have had the pleasure of rediscovering a favorite hobby of mine: spinning. After running out of my last batch of wool, I was hesitant to buy more (I do try to live frugally). 319 more words

Things I Love

Sleeping Beauty and the Spindle

I found out all about spinning on the weekend. There was a Christmas crafts event in town, and a couple of ladies from the Spinners and Weavers Guild were doing a spinning demo. 744 more words

This And That

More Fiber, Please

My latest obsession – spinning yarn.  Hubby made a drop spindle for me awhile back  ($2.50 in Michael’s supplies), and I just got some wool roving to try spinning.  50 more words

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