Fiber blending techniques: blending board, comb and hackle

Fiber blending techniques: blending board, comb and hackle

Let’s now look at a tool that lets you literally paint with fibres. The Blending Board It’s a palette with a mat of curved needles on it. Just like the carder ones with the brushes. There is a handle on one of the two sides to keep the table firm whilst working. To insert the […]

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How to make handspun yarns – Fibers and tools for handspinning

How to make handspun yarns – Fibers and tools for handspinning

Hi, I’m Stefania and I’m here to talk to you about the Lanivendole project. It started years ago in Genova and was inspired by the international Fiber art movement. Our idea is to create artistic yarns starting from the wool fibres and mixing them with other materials as well. After a bit of practice with […]

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How to make Handpsun Yarns – How to blend fibers and colors with hand carding

How to make Handpsun Yarns – How to blend fibers and colors with hand carding

In this video we will show you some useful tools for preparing and blending fibres. First of all we will look at carding brushes, which work small quantities of fibre at a time, but are easy to manage and cheap, to start with you can choose one with average sized needles. So let’s see, for […]

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How to make handspun yarns – How to make a single-ply yarn

How to make handspun yarns – How to make a single-ply yarn

Each handmade yarn is formed a ply at a time, so first let’s see how to get started. Find a comfortable sitting position in front of the wheel, not too high or too low. We attach a quite long, bulky thread to our bobbin; this will always be ready in position 7 00:00:34,100 –>00:00:38,280 and […]

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Fiber blending techniques on a carder

In this video we’re going to show you some techniques about mxing fibres and colours. The purpose of these processes is to open our materials mechanically and get them ready like this for spinning. But at the same time they can be useful when creating artistic effects And interesting colours. The first technique we’re going […]

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How to make handspun yarns – How to make a two-ply yarn

How to make handspun yarns – How to make a two-ply yarn

Now let’s see how to create a 2 ply yarn. We will present the two easiest doable plying techniques. To proceed, we must have already spun our singles both clockwise, and still have an empty bobbin to wind the double yarn around. Place the bobbins on the lazy kate. Now let’s tie two ends of […]

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