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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!

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...

How To Join A Stretchy Drive Band for a Spinning Wheel

The clear poly drive band is becoming more and more common. This drive band material does not work for all wheel so be careful when you are...

Louet Spinning Wheel Comparison

Louet fest 2013 was a blast. I was able to sit down with Dave from Louet and compare four of their most popular wheels. Louet wanted to make...