Rather than yarns you happen to create … whorls and more.
I have had a number of questions in the Ravelry group about ratios and whorls* for spinning wheels. There are some really good resources out there to get started using and understanding ratios, som…
Flax Processing by Hand
This flax has been retted. It was soaked in a wading pool for three or four weeks. Then dried for another two weeks on a rack in the garage. This meat tenderizer works okay but I'd like to have some more heavy duty tool for breaking up the pith. I'm saving the seeds. A lot of the pith has broken away and I'm pounding it some more. This is one of the above four bundles that has been combed. I used a wool comb but a flax hackle would be faster.
Make Your Own Spinning Wheel
In the past year I've become really interested in knitting and other fiber crafts, and thought it would be interesting to try spinning yarn from wool, then knitting with the yarn I made. Spinning wheels are expensive, though, and my budget for one was $0.00, so I dropped the idea for a while. But on the other hand, a spinning wheel is just a wheel, attached by a drive belt to a shaft that turns the spindle. And I had a wheel: an old bike wheel. Which I could easily turn into a spinning…
SpinOlution Spinning Wheels
Build your own Spinning Wheel! SpinOlution provides a PDF download where you can build your own wheel base for under $100 in supplies, and then attach it to the MACH III accessories (bobbins, head, flyer) for a custom wheel!
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