The nuances of Andean spinning Nilda shows how yarn from two spindles is wound into a ball to be skeined for washing and dyeing before plying. It looks so simple, making yarn on a spindle. I've watched spinners in the Andes make yarn while herding sheep, climbing steep mountain paths, chasing children...
We've invited Anita Osterhaug, editor of Handwoven magazine, to share with us some weaving projects from the next couple of issues that are perfect for handspun. Cei Lambert's plaid shawl would be a great project to make with handspun bamboo yarn. Anita: To my mind, handspinners are ultimate...
Jul 2, 2012
Filed under: Filed under: Wool Processing, Plying, Handspun, Spinning Wool, Dyeing, Handwoven, Merino Wool, Natural Dyes, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn
I have my Spin-Off 2010 Calendar hanging right next to my desk; the image for February is one I put together for the calendar when we designed it last summer. February is a fun month for our family because we have a lot of birthdays to celebrate—and to top it off, my mom's birthday is on Valentine's...
Amy Clarke Moore
Feb 10, 2010
Filed under: Filed under: Call for Entries, Natural Dyes, Dyeing, Handspun, Spinning Wheels, Plying, Spin-Off Magazine, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Handwoven, Wool Processing, Types of Yarn, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn