Spinning

Spin the colors and fibers you’ve dreamed of, with tips from experts on the Craftsy Spinning Blog! Visit often, so you never miss a post on your favorite craft.


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Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

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Tips for Core Spinning Yarn

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Spinning |

The core you use determines the inner personality of the yarn you spin. You can use many unique types of cores: elastic thread for a stretchy yarn, craft wire for a sculptural yarn, cotton crochet thread for an unbreakable yarn, novelty yarns, and just plain ugly yarns. It's the perfect way to get rid of ugly yarns in your stash, because the core remains hidden under the fiber. Read on to discover more tips for core spinning yarn!

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Core Spinning Just Got A Lot Easier! A Simple Setup for Core Spinning Yarn

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Spinning |

Core spinning just got a lot easier! Discover a unique core spinning setup that can help you spin bulky yarn easily for a fraction of the price, measure exact yardage before you begin spinning and prevent an over-twisted core.

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In Case You Missed It…August Highlights From the Craftsy Blog

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Events, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

See which blog posts readers loved most in August, plus some other fresh freebies you don't want to miss out on!

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Take Your Pick! 3 Methods for Spinning a Carded Batt

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Spinning |

Every batt is one-of-a-kind, and the method you use to spin them will affect the look of your handspun yarn and completed knit or crochet project. In this post, we'll explore three different methods for spinning a carded batt.

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Be Frugal: 5 Tips for Spinning Yarn on a Budget

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Spinning |

I taught myself how to spin when I was newlywed living in a tiny third floor apartment without air conditioning. Being frugal was part of the process. I spun for 7 years before I invested in a drum carder. I still like to find ways to spin gorgeous yarn without breaking the bank. Here are some money-saving tips and tricks for spinning yarn on a budget that I have learned along the way!

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