wool spinning

Fibre for Beginners

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What fibre is best for beginners to learn with? I get asked this question a lot, and the answer is a bit more complex than it might seem. As well as the many different breeds available to spinners these days, there are lots of different types of preparation as well – fleece, tops, batts, roving, […]

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Which spindle?

A turkish, tibetan and various top whorl spindlesRead more

I get asked a lot of questions about drop spindles at shows, and in emails. Because they come in lots of different shapes and sizes, sometimes knowing how to choose a spindle to start with can be intimidating. Do you choose a drop spindle or a supported spindle?  Top whorl or bottom whorl? Turkish or […]

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