Meet the llama named Vulcan. I’m turning him into some pretty awesome yarn.
Necessity is the mother of this free video tutorial for combining handspun and commercial thread to make a nice, finished yarn.
I used to agree that spinning wheels were a big investment. Not anymore. You know what everyone buys that costs about the same as a wheel?
If you spun your own yarn… and you know my evil master plan is to turn every knitter and crocheter into handspinners… then you could add beads right into your yarn. Here is how.
Back when Hercules was roaming around ancient Greece and getting into trouble, spinning was woman’s work. One of the many (many many) times he messed up, he had to spend 3 years spinning yarn as punishment. And he didn’t hate it.
Spinning yarn has always been women’s work. Why? Most historians aren’t sure but women of power throughout time and place have depicted themselves as spinners to the public. It was part of being a powerful woman.
An in-depth look at the habits and projects of an obsessed knitter, crocheter, and handspinner who can never seem to get anything done.
Join me as I happily spin up some 100% hand painted silk roving. Here is everything you need to know to successfully spin silk into yarn.
I’m in the mood for a fling. Something different, fun, and short. We are talking limited time duration without commitments. A no-going-home-to-meet-the-parents kind of relationship. Its okay. I’m a big girl with plenty of dating, err, spinning experience and I can handle myself.
Thousands upon thousands of Stone Age and Bronze Age spindles for handspinning have been recovered. Why do we find so many of them from so long ago? Because cultures all over the world buried women with yarn-making tools. The spindle was a symbol of her power and she needed it in the afterlife.