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Alpaca wool--before and after spinning

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Spun alpaca wool

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Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff taught by Drucilla Pettibone

Unwind while practicing the ancient craft of spindling. Drucilla Pettibone introduces you to easy and inexpensive spinning methods.

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Category Spinning
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Dyed alpaca wool

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My first attempt, I forgot to mention :-)

10/22/2012 Flag

Love it!! Did you make the spindle yourself!? The yarn is looking great.

10/31/2012 Flag

Yes, there's such a fine line between over-twisted and not enough twist! You definitely need enough twist to hold the yarn together. Have you tried plying and setting your yarn yet? Plying will definitely help with any over-twisting, and setting will help re-distribute any overspun and underspun parts throughout your skein. It really is all just a matter of practice!

10/31/2012 Flag

My father in law made the spindle for me--he's pretty craft-y too. :-) I'm working on my second skein of yarn--it's much thinner and more even. Practice definitely leads to improvement! Question: I think I'm over twisting and my yarn is very ropy and not very soft although the wool is extremely fluffy and soft. I'm afraid to twist it any peas though because it breaks. Would a smaller, lighter spindle help? Do you have any other hints? (I haven't finished watching the course so I apologize if this is already covered!

10/31/2012 Flag