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Coreless Core Spinning ~ An Informal Spinning Lesson

Coreless Core Spinning ~ An Informal Spinning Lesson

Occasionally, I really enjoy sitting at my little SpinWell spinning wheel and losing myself in the clack and whirr of the wheel.  This usually means that I’m spinning fine yarn.  My passion though, is the chunky stuff; art yarns: big fluffy ropes, lumpy, bumpy,...
More Tips for Long Draw Spinning

More Tips for Long Draw Spinning

The weather over the Easter weekend was so lovely, that as I sat at the spinning wheel outside, I decided to capture it on camera as a casual lesson in long draw spinning. Sewing Machine Treadle Mounted Spinning Wheel There was a lot of interest in the long draw...
The ‘How To’ of Fibre Cleaning & Processing

The ‘How To’ of Fibre Cleaning & Processing

It’s a huge leap to make from buying yarn off the shelf to processing the fibre and making your own, but like most things in life, the rewards far outweigh the effort and anyway, what would you be doing with all that time? Spinning is usually the first step to...

A Good Lesson on a Spin-Well Spinning Wheel

In my lengthy article yesterday, about the workings of the spinning wheel, I drifted slightly away from the opening statement that had me frustrated with the results of my spinning.  My frustrations were the result of trying to spin worsted, when I’ve been spinning...

How a Spinning Wheel Works

How Does a Spinning Wheel Work? A recent fibre frustration with my old, Spin-Well spinning wheel, brought me back to some basics that I thought worthy of sharing with you here.  I’m not renowned for my patience when it comes to preparing the yarn, I want to get on and...

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