Spinning Wheel Wool

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  • A spinning wheel is a device for spinning thread or yarn from natural or synthetic fibers.
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  • An apparatus for spinning yarn or thread, with a spindle driven by a wheel attached to a crank or treadle
  • a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot
  • The fine soft curly or wavy hair forming the coat of a sheep, goat, or similar animal, esp. when shorn and prepared for use in making cloth or yarn
  • outer coat of especially sheep and yaks
  • a fabric made from the hair of sheep
  • Yarn or textile fiber made from such hair
  • A thing resembling such hair in form or texture, in particular
  • fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving
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Spinning Wool: Beyond the basics
Spinning Wool: Beyond the basics
Spinning has changed since its upsurge in popularity some 15 or 20 years ago. Spinners want to know more than how to spin an adequate yarn; they want to know how to extend the range of yarns they can produce, what is happening as they spin, and something about the raw materials they turn into yarn. Spinning wheel manufacturers are responding to the more inquiring spinner by making wheels that can spin a wider range of yarns. But spinning books have not fully catered to this need for more detailed information. And spinners still rely on farming manuals and books by wool-classers for knowledge about wool, because little has been written from a spinner s point of view. This book is intended for spinners who have mastered the basic spinning techniques explored in Anne Field's Ashford Book of Spinning. It builds on those basics to further extend spinning techniques, to teach spinners to analyze fleeces with their end purpose in mind, and to help them get the best out of their spinning wheels. The first two chapters cover wool in detail, with many examples of fleece types from all over the world. Next, the functions of bobbin and flyer wheels are discussed in detail, and how to make the most of each wheel type. In the yarn design section, spinners are taken step-by-step through the process of spinning yarns of a pre-determined size and twist count, with this knowledge related back to the properties of the chosen fleece. There are detailed explanations of different spinning methods. Yarn on its own cannot achieve much; it needs to be knitted or woven into garments, rugs or fabrics. The book includes woven and knitted projects that suggest suitable and uses for handspun yarn. Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics is an essential addition to the library of all spinners who want to get the best out of their craft.

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spinning wheel 1
OKAY....I went to this spinning meeting in hopes of fixing my old spinning wheel which was given to me by a sweet lady from southern Germany...and it was given to her by some dude from a 70`s commune....but as I realized.....there was NO HOPE......at least for the weekend event......I will keep on trying....My God the thing has to work at some point!
Spinning wheel
Spinning wheel
This lady showed us her spinning wheel and told us how the wool is spun to make it stronger, so you can use it for knitting or weaving. She showed us smooth silky wool, suitable for making thin yarn for weaving and bouncy soft wool for making knitting yarn.

spinning wheel wool
spinning wheel wool
Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer)
With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations.
Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
The skill demonstrated is defined and described
Detailed color photos demonstrate each step
Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo
Helpful tips provide additional guidance