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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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Losing the twist


People are always surprised to hear that I like to do all the spinning on a project within one or two days. Making yarn doesn’t seem like it should be a time sensitive endeavor. Since I’ve been in a sorta … Continue reading

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