Tag Archives: Spinning

Setting Yarn Twist

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

New to spinning? I’ve recently returned to the craft after years away. After finishing a skein it is important to block the yarn just like you would block a finished sweater. Beginner spinners can easily put too much twist into their yarn as they are learning to spin. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to block your handspun and how to weight your yarn to help distribute the twist. Continue reading

Carding Rolags

By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23

Like to spin but want to up your skills? I’m returning to my beloved craft after several years away. Spinning directly from roving works well enough. But if you want fluffy yarn that’s a breeze to spin, grab yourself a pair of hand carders and follow this tutorial to make your own rolags. Rolags are small rolls of fiber that you create by hand. The finished rolags are uniform in width and flufflier, both of which make your spinning easier. Plus the fibers are well blended which will give your finished yarn a consistent color.

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