Finishing my first handspun yarn. Beginner Plying!

party yarn! chain ply on left, two-ply on right

Plying is certainly one of those things that is much easier to understand when you try it. Right after I finished spinning my first handspun, I set about learning to ply. Plying has turned my random singles into.... *drumroll*... Voila: PARTY YARN I can't believe how lovely and FUN this yarn is. I don't have… Continue reading Finishing my first handspun yarn. Beginner Plying!

My 3 beginner spindle-spinning tips

Thick and thin

There are loads of good tutorials even for free on spinning with a spindle. I've also included links to good resources below. But I feel like these were some missing tips which I've discovered in my first weeks of spinning. Don't use dyed combed tops in a smooth wool or smooth fibre for a first… Continue reading My 3 beginner spindle-spinning tips

Going to Fibre East: I need to learn how to spin wool?! Uh oh…

I'm very excited about attending my first actual fibre festival. As far as I can tell, there don't seem to be any events like them in Ireland, which is sad. Good thing is Fibre East is really easy to get to from Luton airport nearby. And so it's a short hop for me from Belfast… Continue reading Going to Fibre East: I need to learn how to spin wool?! Uh oh…