Texsolv vs Steel Heddles

The debate between Steel or Aluminum heddles and Texsolv is an ongoing one. For the most part it is personal preference combined with a little physics and science. A quick...

Ply Magazine

Every so often the world of spinning gets something spectacular and new, and I found it with Ply Magazine. Funded with a Kickstarter Ply founded it self...

Spinning Element: Auto-Wrap

  Most likely you’ve seen an auto-wrap on a core spun yarn, but did you know you can auto-wrap onto a standard single. As you spin the wool...

Arm Knitting

How to… Arm Knit If you know how to knit this will come really easy to you, but if not this is a great way to learn it’s...

Spiral Ply

Great trick for beginner spinners! Here I’m working with an irregular thick and thin handspun, it looks a tad bit like a lot of beginner’s handspun, but plying...

Embedding Locks

How to… Embed locks into a single to later ply Personally, “Art Yarn” or novelty yarn is one of the hardest things to learn or re-learn how to...

Leftover Yarn

Look for something to do with you left over hanks, scraps, or chunks of yarn? Some of our ideas are relatively well known, but it never hurts to...

Travel and Folding Wheels Comparison

The world of spinning wheels offers many different choices regarding “travel” or “folding wheels” every wheel has its pros and cons, but here are the basics of...

The Basics of Indigo Dyeing

When you start digging into the “how to” of naturally dyeing fiber it starts to look a tad bit like college chemistry, which personally I did neither...

Shear Madness! on National Geographic

National Geographic Channel is hosting a show about Sheep! Here at Paradise Fibers we are both interested and frequently amused by Shear Madness. The show focuses around the...