The Knitter Next Door, Knitting Podcast, Episode 12, (accidental) Socks and the City

The Knitter Next Door, Knitting Podcast, Episode 12, (accidental) Socks and the City

hi there and welcome to episode 12 of the knitter next door podcast you are joining me Angie B in my home which is in Mansfield in Nottinghamshire which is fairly centrally located within the UK I live here with my husband Richard and our two sons Aidan and Ezra Aidan is 13 and Ezzy […]

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How To Spin Yarn With a Drop Spindle

How To Spin Yarn With a Drop Spindle

Hi, this is Jody, and I’m here at alpaca direct here to talk to you today about spinning and Before we get started on spinning. Let me tell you a little bit of background of what actually goes into roving this is alpaca roving and The word roving basically all it means is that it’s […]

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Spinning Wool into Yarn

Spinning Wool into Yarn

– The other fiber being processed at Mount Vernon was wool. After the sheep were shorn, the fleeces were carried to the Wash House on the South Lane of the main mansion house estate. Here they were skirted and cleaned. Skirting involved trimming away the dirtiest part of the fleece from the belly and backside […]

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Preparing Alpaca Fiber for Spinning – Without Spending a Ton of Money

I’m going to show you how I process or get my alpaca fiber ready to spin. I didn’t want to spend a whole lot of money on combs, I don’t really like carding, so what I did is I found these cake breakers on eBay. I think I got them for about $5 a piece. […]

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