Tag: handspinning

Plies and Whys: Plied Yarns

[For Studio Members] Learn how plied yarns are constructed, how their structure affects how they behave and wear, and what they bring to various types of fabrics—woven, crocheted and knitted. The newest lesson from master spinner Michelle Boyd is a detailed and photo-illustrated exploration of plied yarns.

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Park and Draft: A Gentle Introduction to Spinning Yarn With a Spindle

Spindle spinning is a great way to start spinning, but like most crafts, there’s a bit of a learning curve when you begin. “Park and draft” spinning is a gentle first step that can help ease that curve. This method is also great for spinners who have physical barriers to using spindles, for those wanting to reduce the risk of injury, and for spinners who want to spin for long periods of time. Renowned instructor Michelle Boyd provides a photo tutorial on how to do it.

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