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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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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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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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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