Created by: LaceGiraffe
Project

2nd Spinning Project

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I changed my spindle to much lighter one and it works better for me. For my first project I used a heavy spindle - about 2 oz. For this project I bought .80 oz.spindle and the yarn looks so much better. Try more than one spindle to see what works best for you.

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LaceGiraffe made 2nd Spinning Project with:

Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff

Online Class

Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff

with Drucilla Pettibone

  • Jacob wool

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I changed my spindle to much lighter one and it works better for me. For my first project I used a heavy spindle - about 2 oz. For this project I bought .80 oz.spindle and the yarn looks so much better. Try more than one spindle to see what works best for you.

Q&A with LaceGiraffe

Caroline Hem asked:
I love your yarn and have found it inspiring - am thinking of giving the course and drop spindling a go. From what I have read a lighter spindle can give you a thinner yarn - do you think it better to start with a heavier one and change or have a go with the lighter one first. Also does the course use a top or bottom whirl spindle? I would really appreciate your thoughts and any advice. Thank you
LaceGiraffe answered:
Hi Caroline. Thanks for your comments. The course uses bottom whirl spindle. I'm a beginner and I'm not sure what spindle would be better for you. I personally prefer medium or lighter one, and I like using a drop spindle (suspended) not a supported one. Also I think it depends how thin you want your yarn to be. Generally worsted and bulky yarn require a heavier spindle. Lace and thin yarn a light spindle. Good luck with spinning. Kris

Skill Level

Intermediate