What I love about spinning is the generosity of the process. Spinning is not like making TNT, where the steps and proportions have to be perfectly precise (or else), or like computer programming, where every step has to be in logical order. With spinning, you can improvise. You can problem-solve. You...
I’ve rattled on for years about how hard it is to put spinning instruction in print. It’s such a dynamic, process-intensive craft—so hard to capture in one-shot increments. For all my carrying on, though, I think we’ve done a pretty good job. Thirty-two years of Spin-Off , and...
Linda Ligon's Blog
Jun 3, 2009
Filed under: Filed under: Worsted, Plying, How To Spin, Wool Processing, Spinning Wheels, Spindle Spinning, Drop Spindle, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Spin-Off Magazine, Types of Yarn, Spinning
The Spindle & Dyepot Guild (Wisconsin) took a field trip to The Blackberry Ridge Woolen Mill to view the process of taking raw fiber through the steps of finished spinning, plying, and dyeing of the yarn. Of special interest was the washing procedure used with skirted but dirty wool. A top-loading...
Oct 20, 2008
Filed under: Filed under: Dyeing, Natural Dyes, Spindle Spinning, Drop Spindle, Handspun, Wool Processing, Plying, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn