Category Archives: spinning wheels

The Messy Bobbin

Last Thursday I wrote a post on the Ply Magazine blog about oiling your wheel. I talked about how oiling can fix a multitude of problems and it is my go-to solution – the first thing I try. Well, let me tell you about a different problem I just tackled. Before Christmas I was spinning and spinning. If you remember, […]

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Right Handed? Left Handed?

Recently I’ve had several questions from different people about whether they are a right handed or left handed spinner. This questions usually preceeds a discussion about what side the flyer on their saxony wheel should be on. There is some disagreement among spinning teachers about what constitutes right handed or left handed spinning. Some say the forward hand is what […]

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Wheels For Sale!

I’m paring down a bit. I love all of these wheels but I never use them for various reasons. They are all extremely beautiful and in great shape. There may be more later but I’m starting with these three. First up is this lovely little 19 inch Rick Reeves Saxony. It is oak. It has 5 bobbins and 3 whorls. […]

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Is it Lace or is it Just Fine?

I have a class that I get excited to teach all of the time. Of course all of my classes have some content about how the fiber being spun will affect the final yarn being spun. But this class is one where there is giant transformation of the spinner in a very short time. I used to call it Spinning […]

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Drive Bands – Part 2

So last week I talked about what materials I like for a drive band. What has worked for me and what hasn’t. I am focusing on cotton drive bands rather than stretchy drive bands because that’s where most of the questions come in. So today I thought I would concentrate on how often to change your drive band and how […]

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Spin Tech

I got a new toy a few weeks ago. It’s called a Spin Tech. It’s an electric spinner. I have not wanted an electric spinner because of the way I spin. I’m more of a Rita Buchanan Style spinner than a Judith McKenzie style spinner. What I mean by that is I don’t change whorls very often. I have a […]

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New Hat, New Wheel, Big Show

We’re back on track now. My darling feels better. I just had a 2 night writing quarantine where plenty of writing was accomplished. Things at the shop are becoming more organized and the fleeces we need for classes for both me and Deb Robson are in the process of being chosen and scoured. This coming weekend the Spinning Loft will […]

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Many Photos

 I really wanted to tell you all what’s going on around here before I run off to SOAR at the end of the week. Don’t let that stop you from coming in though.  Carol will be in the shop and she is much nicer than me.  School is progressing.  Maggie has been working so hard this year and even choosing […]

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