A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Monday, May 23 News:  It's time to vote!  Which Craftster member rocked dollar store crafting?  Cast your vote here!
Total Members: 305,685
Currently Running With Scissors:
454 Guests and 3 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: newbie spinner question . . . sorry if someone's already asked  (Read 1025 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 230
Joined: 23-May-2005

do you like it?? i like it.

View Profile WWW
« on: September 12, 2005 04:54:00 PM »

so i have some wool roving that i've been spinning on a drop spindle. i had a lot on the stick and it was starting to spin a little weird, so i decided to take it off and ball it up. i balled it into a center-pull ball because i thought i read somewhere you could ply it easily this way (1st question: is that true??) but i've also read about "setting the twist"(2nd ?: what does that mean? how do you do it?) and washing your yarn (3rd ?: won't it fall apart?) before dyeing it - which is my ultimate goal. could someone help?? thanks.

« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2005 01:35:15 AM »

Setting the twist is simple, I soak my skein in a bowl of warm water for about 15mins or so then take it out and dry it with a towel and hang it up to drip dry.  It makes your yarn stronger and if you suspend a small weight from it whilst drip drying it can help correct overtwisting a bit but gently pulling the kinks out.  That is what I was taught by my local spinning guild anyway and it works for me.

If you are dying your yarn after spinning, then you maybe won't need to set the twist as the dyeing process will do it at the same time won't it?

Handspun yarn and Crochet!
UK Crafters - GO HERE: http://www.craftermath.co.uk/index.html
Join in and help start a PROPER UK CRAFT SCENE.
Offline Offline

Posts: 79
Joined: 30-Jun-2004

If I'm not crafting...I'm DEAD

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2005 08:52:20 AM »

You can ply very well with a center pull ball (I used to do it all the time with my drop spindle and still do with my wheel sometimes)  Take both ends and attach them to the leader yarn on the spindle, and then spin in the opposite direction that you spun your single.  So your center pull ball doesn't go all over the place, I would suggest putting it in a zip lock and leave about an inch for the ends to come out (sometimes I just throw the ball over my shoulders so it's out of my way!

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

How-To Videos
Agnes Hedengard, La Top Modele Jugée "Trop Grosse" Par Les Agences
Miss Teen USA Crowned
Inside the Allure Beauty Closet: Prickly Pear Skin-Care Products
Inside the Allure Beauty Closet: Cool New Cleansers
Birchbox September 2015: Sample Choice and Birchbox Plus Reveal
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Aubergine, Tomato and Goat Cheese Bake
@Home This Weekend: Reusable Dryer Sheets
Tute Tuesday: Painted Background

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.