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Guest Post: Spinning 101 – Where Do We Go From Here?

Today is the last installment of our Spinning 101 series from flatmate LaylaNovember.  I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did and come away from it with valuable information as you go forward in your spinning.  Or … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Spinning 101 – Measuring Handspun: WPI and Grist

Layla’s back with another great blog post.  With the new spinning features coming to Ravelry, understanding these two measurements will put all us spinners ahead of the game! WPI and Grist are the two most common ways of measuring handspun … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Spinning 102 – Twist

Here’s the second in our series on Spinning for the Tour de Fleece from our resident spinning guru, LaylaNovember.  Hope you learn as much as I did! Fundamentally, handspinning is just drafting and adding twist. While different drafting methods usually … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Spinning 101

With the beginning of the Tour de Fleece upon us, 221b’s resident overachiever offered to do a blog post introducing people to the fine and distracting art of spinning.  Of course I jumped at it!  You met her in Thursday’s … Continue reading

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Weaving Calculations — Plain Weave on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Weaving calculations — a PITA or a necessary evil?  Fear not, my young Padawan, for I will do my best to show you a methodical way of keeping your project & mind (mostly) organized so that you can fly through … Continue reading

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Hand Spinning Finishing Guidelines for Nerd Wars

Just as pieces of a sweater that aren’t sewn together don’t quite make it a finished sweater, hand spun still on the spindle or bobbin really doesn’t count as finished yarn either. At Nerd Wars, we ask that handspun yarn … Continue reading

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