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Spinning Tips and Tricks

Beginner and Advanced Spinners will find some nuggets of information here to be sure. Check back often or subscribe to our RSS feed to automatically get posts delivered to you free!

Science of a Drop Spindle

Interested in spinning, but no room fora spinning wheel, not sure you want to commit to a hobby that takes up too much space? Have you thought...

The Park and Draft Drop Spinning

How to spin with a drop spindle basics Glossary Getting Started Common problems when drafting Common problem when adding twist Spinning of any kind is simply the addition...

Muskox and Qiviut

Muskox is the most misleading name for creatures in the fiber world. Named “Musk” for the distinctive smell of associated with them; they have no musk glands....

Mohair – a Unique Goat

There are two types of fiber producing goats, goats that produce Cashmere and Angora goats that produce Mohair. All domestic goats came from a single breed of goat...

Creating Stacks and Stack Traps Plying

How to… Create Stacks When Plying First you need two singles with enough twist to ply, that are of a comparable thickness, you could have different sizes but...

Quick Breakdown of Spinning Wheel Tensions

Here's a really quick breakdown of how different wheel's tensions work. All spinning wheels, as simple machines, require tension within the system. The system can be divided into:...

Yak about Yaks!

YAK about YAK! Did you know that Yak’s don’t moo (aka bovine lowing)? They grunt, in fact, the scientific name of Yak is Bos grunniens or "grunting ox"...

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...

New Revolution Spinning Wheel Box

We have recently updated the packaging for our Revolution Spinning Wheel. It is very important that you watch the instructional video before you start taking everything out...