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« on: July 09, 2008 11:27:26 PM »

Ok, so I feel like this is a dumb question, but on a drop spindle if I'm in the middle of spinning some roving and I want to stop and set it down for a while, is there an easy way to set it up so the twist doesn't run amok? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 04:11:22 AM »

Took me a while to figure this one out for myself, then my daughter offered a solution... a clothespin!!  Now if I have to set the spindle down (happens a lot, I spin all night at work), I wrap the spun yarn around the shaft up to where the drafting triangle is, pop a clothespin over that, and VOILA! No unspinny   Grin
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 06:34:41 AM »

After winding the spun yarn onto the spindle, I usually wrap the spinning fiber tightly around the hook several times. I've never had a problem with unspinning:).
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 01:13:29 PM »

There must be many ways to do this -- love the clothespin idea!

I usually fold over the last 4-6" of spun up yarn so it twirls on itself, then wrap it around the spindle shaft below the whorl. The rest of the yarn on the spindle behaves, and that final section doesn't lose any twist.  I unfold it, re-join onto my fiber (if I detached it from the fiber), and continue spinning.
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