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How To Join Navajo Plied Yarn

The rain has been lashing down for quite a few days, although it feels like quite a few weeks, but at least the weather has forced us indoors to catch up on a few things, not the least of which is sorting through the hours of video material that we have accumulated. ...

Freeform Mega Crochet Workshop

Spinning on a drop spindle doesn’t sound very sexy and it doesn’t match the romantic image of relaxing at a large wheel as it hums its favourite tune, whilst spooling exquisitely fine yarn.  However, you can produce some amazing yarns on this cheap and simple device,...

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...

Dear Marjorie, should I be worried?

Dear Marjorie, should I be worried? I intended to write about the Topless Hat which I crocheted from the first yarns spun by our students on the ancient and peculiar spinning wheels we have. Did you know that weavers used to pay a lot of money for newbie spinners...

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