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Topic: How do I finish off my spinning so it doesn't unravel?  (Read 569 times)
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« on: March 17, 2011 06:57:58 PM »

Hi everyone!

I just learned how to spin a few days ago on a CD drop spindle. I spun my first fibre(fleece) as well as some fabric and now I've decided to try plarn. The spinning itself seems to be just fine, and I've figured out how to ply. The only issue is how to finish my yarn so it doesn't unravel. I've tried just tying the end, but that doesn't work. I've tried adding extra twist, but that just makes it unravel more quickly. I honestly have no idea what to do and some help of any kind would be awesome.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011 09:57:57 AM »

I've heard of some folks felting the very end of a wool yarn.

I just tie a knot a few inches up from the very end.  Sorry I'm not more help.
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011 10:42:16 AM »

Once you've finished spinning, do you then wind your yarn into a skein? What you should do is tie some scrap yarn around one part of the "loop" in at least the two places where you have the ends of the yarn, which will hold them in place so they don't move. Then you can soak the skein or do whatever with it to set the twist/finish your yarn.

I hope that answers your question?
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2011 10:59:50 AM »

I would second what oddacity said. I also tie the two ends of the yarn together after making a skein and tying off in four places. a niddy noddy is helpful for winding skeins- mine is made from pvc pipes and I used these instructions- super easy and cheap:

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