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Experiments, Lesson 7

Tonight at midnight ends the Spinzilla contest.  It has been fun, exciting, and I have learned quite a bit.  I think I just started truly learning about spinning. Today's lesson was an accident.  My mom was trying to thin out my white wool and when she tried to spin it, it kept breaking.  The weight… Continue reading Experiments, Lesson 7

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Painted Wool vs. White Wool

Today I have spun white wool without any color added.  I have enjoyed it and noticed some interesting differences: Hand painted wool is a somewhat harder to pre-draft.  It is a little more course, but does not break easily.  The non-painted wool is very soft.  It is easy to pre-draft and spin, but it breaks… Continue reading Painted Wool vs. White Wool

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Fixing Mistakes, Lesson 3

What do you do if your yarn is too thick or a part of did not keep the twist, and you did not correct it while you were spinning it?  Don't despair, this can be fixed.  While you are wrapping the yarn around the niddy noddy and come to the wool that is too thick… Continue reading Fixing Mistakes, Lesson 3

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Pre-Drafting, Lesson 1

Day 1 of Spinzilla:  I woke up this morning excited to begin the challenge.  I packed my bags for school and headed out with my spindle and wool.  I have spun most of the day and the lesson  I have learned is that pre-drafting really helps.  Pre-drafting is gently pulling the wool to make it thinner… Continue reading Pre-Drafting, Lesson 1