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Spinning Fiber into Yarn

Spinning Fiber into Yarn

Original content from Threads of Peru Spinning is the process of turning the raw wool and fibers, shorn from the animals, into strong, consistent useful threads. Quechua weavers use a drop spindle (pushka), which is similar to a wooden top with an elongated axis. The pushka varies in size with the diameter of thread being […]

Learn How To Spin With A Drop Spindle

Learn How To Spin With A Drop Spindle

 I had learned how to spin on a spinning wheel, but not a drop spindle.  My daughter had figured out how to spin with a drop spindle, and my neighbor, and I’ve been to fiber festivals and seen kids walking around spindling.  It looked hard. Finally, when a group of gals wanted me to teach […]

Our wheels are still spinning

Hi everyone! It’s been a while since we posted (jeez, looks like I’ve started several posts with those words). We are as active as ever, spinning, knitting, crocheting, and loving our alpacas. There just doesn’t seem to be time left over for blogging… Still! Here are a few pictures of my last project. A friend […]

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