Spinning - Thick and Low Twist Yarn

Spinning - Thick and Low Twist Yarn

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I have been spinning for a little over 5 years and have never once spun on a traditional spinning wheel with treadles. I’m sharing with you my favourite spinning methods on an e-spinner to create thick and low-twist yarns. These types of yarns are wonderful to incorporate into your fibre art as they are quick to weave up due to their thickness and they create beautiful texture as well.

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Spinning - Bamboo Fibre

Spinning - Bamboo Fibre

I had a lovely customer of mine named Jane ask about spinning bamboo and I thought I'd experiment and do a blog post for others who may be interested as well. 

Bamboo fibre compared to wool is much silkier, softer and lighter. I would consider this to be a more intermediate to advanced fibre to spin on it's own due to its slippery, silky nature. The staple length is approximately 10cm long. 

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Weaving - How to choose a frame loom

Weaving - How to choose a frame loom

I'm here to answer all the big questions. This of this blog post as an answer to all those frequently asked questions!

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Spinning - Super Jumbo Wheel Videos

Spinning - Super Jumbo Wheel Videos

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A compilation of videos to introduce you to spinning on the Super Jumbo e-spinner - including core spinning, plying, spinning with batts and more. Very helpful for those considering purchasing or looking for some tuition.

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Carding - Art Batts & Rolags

Carding - Art Batts & Rolags

A compilation of videos from Ashford on how to card fibres with the blending board, hand carders and drum carders.

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Weaving - Rigid Heddle Weaving

Weaving - Rigid Heddle Weaving

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From assembling the rigid heddle loom, to warping and weaving. A collection of videos from Ashford to get you started!

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Spinning - Scrap Yarn Experiment

Spinning - Scrap Yarn Experiment

You know how sometimes when you've been doing something for so long, you think you kinda know it all? I suppose that's how I've been feeling about some things lately and it puts such a halt on my growth. You ever feel the same?

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Weaving - Online Classes

Weaving - Online Classes

Lindsey has generously given me an exclusive discount for all my beautiful customers to use with her coveted online Foundations Weaving Class, which is a culmination of all the foundational techniques every tapestry weaver needs to know.

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Weaving - My Workshop Booklet

Weaving - My Workshop Booklet

A beginners guide to weaving a wall hanging. I use this booklet in my in-person weaving workshops to help guide students in creating their first weaving. In this guide you will learn how to warp the loom, various weaving techniques including shapes and rya knots, as well as removing the weaving from the loom. 
Please note that this is a very basic how-to, there is much more to learn but this is a great starting point!

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Weaving - Learning The Basics

Weaving - Learning The Basics

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A compilation of videos you may find helpful when learning a few of the basic techniques of weaving - including warping the loom, finishing techniques and removing a weaving from the loom.

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Spinning - Drop Spindling

Spinning - Drop Spindling

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