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SallyintNorth

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Spinning resources
« on: August 08, 2012, 10:56:42 am »
Someone a while back asked about how to do "park and draft"; at the time I didn't have a good video bookmarked. 

Edited to add that this is one of the best 'get started' videos on spinning - even if you are a wheel spinner, Abby makes a cracking job of explaining and demonstrating drafting which is very useful to beginners  ;)

I have now spied a short section on park-and-draft in
Abby Franquemont's Introduction to Spinning Part 1 
Fast forward to about 7:14 for the park-and-draft bit. (Or, if you have them, spend 7-and-a-quarter great minutes watching the awesome Ms F make starting to draft and spindle look really easy.)
Note - There's about 45 seconds of 'park and draft' in this vid, which is a great intro to it.  In Part 2, Abby goes straight onto spindling with the spindle spinning freely.


I thought I'd call this thread 'Spinning Resources' then we could all add useful links for spinners into it.  I'll add a few more now.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 05:29:50 pm by SallyintNorth »
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 10:58:22 am »
And here's the most recommended video on Navajo plying
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 11:01:01 am »
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

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Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2012, 02:24:23 pm »
I'd like to use this post to bring together some good fleece preparation (skirting / washing / scouring) resources.

Our inimitable Fleecewife:
Skirting and preparing a fleece for sale

Shnoowie:
Washing and carding fleece


And a thread just started on Ravelry - post 2 is comprehensive and demystifying, I think.
Help - I've never even seen a fleece before

Modified to add a link to Yarnmaker Magazine's website's 'Fleece' page, where Dot has posted links to download The Woolclip's excellent leaflets on Selling, Sorting and Washing Fleece.  I think these were produced in order to give information to people submitting fleeces to sell at Woolfest, and to those purchasing them too ;)
« Last Edit: March 30, 2014, 07:03:01 am by SallyintNorth »
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SallyintNorth

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Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 10:07:21 am »
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

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Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 10:16:14 am »
Thanks Sally that was an interesting video. Do you use combs like that?
Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

SallyintNorth

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Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 10:28:01 am »
Thanks Sally that was an interesting video. Do you use combs like that?
Sally
Not yet - they're uber-expensive.  But one day, I'm sure I'll have some...  I'm more likely to get combs than a drum carder, I think, although perhaps I just haven't played with dyeing and blending enough yet to realise how much I want a drum carder... :-J
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

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Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2013, 05:31:23 pm »
Thanks Sally that was an interesting video. Do you use combs like that?
Sally
Not yet - they're uber-expensive.  But one day, I'm sure I'll have some...  I'm more likely to get combs than a drum carder, I think, although perhaps I just haven't played with dyeing and blending enough yet to realise how much I want a drum carder... :-J

Just an update - I now have English combs, the Peter Teal ones, and I love them.  Incredible rovings I get off them  :yum:   And... I can blend on them!   :excited:
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
    • Trelay Cohousing Community
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cows (rearing their own calves for beef), pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 06:35:56 pm »
My wheel needs a bit of tlc so these links will come in handy
thanks Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

SmallTimeSmallholder

  • Joined Dec 2011
  • South East
Re: Spinning resources
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 08:59:26 pm »
Thanks Sally,
All very handy advice  :thumbsup:

 

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