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Cabled yarn: phase one (also, a note on twist)


When we spin thread or yarn, we add twist to loose fiber to lock it together.┬áThis twist pulls the fibers closer, and the microscopic scales on the hairs┬árub against each other, catching and holding. To create beautiful yarn, you must … Continue reading

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A piece of history


Even though it was made by a third generation wheel maker, my spinning wheel is brand new. It was made when I ordered it, for me. Anyone in my family will tell you: I’m not a great share-er. But there’s … Continue reading

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