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« on: October 04, 2005 09:28:53 PM »

I just ordered a drop spindle because I want to learn to spin my own yarn.  I have no idea where to start, though, in figuring out how to use the thing.  Does anyone know of good resources for learning, ie. website, books, tutorials, etc.?  Any help will be appreciated!!!!
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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2005 09:36:39 PM »

i am planing on learning to spin so i got this book
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1931499365/qid=1128486915/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-8534972-9301745?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
it is small but it explains the basics i belive there are some really good websites out there i am just not sure the names or adresses.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2005 12:11:26 AM »

Try this site for instructions..http://www.mielkesfarm.com/spndl_inst.htm I know there are more but I got that page bookmarked. Also check your library and book stores. I go to book stores to see which books I like and then order them onliine for less...just a tip
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2005 11:57:53 AM »

Try:

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/index.html
http://www.icanspin.com/

As well as some of the threads discussing the books available.
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005 01:53:40 PM »

I second joyofhandspinning.com that's the site I first learned from, and it took me pretty far.   I even went back to it when I got my wheel, the little videos are really useful.
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005 01:41:02 PM »

Thanks for the info! i was going to post a similar Q, and i thought i'd check old posts first. I am sooo excited to try this! looking thru the completed projects i decided i haaaave to try this!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2005 01:47:41 PM »

A good book that has a section on hand spinning with spindles or the old wheels is "knitting with dog hair". i forgot who wrote it but if you do a search you may find it. and its also pretty interesting if you wanted to try making your own dog hair yarn! i picked it up on a whim and i was really happy with the info on spinning with drop spindles and even combing and carding the wool. you can probably check it out from a library. i found it really helpful because i want to try and spin the yarn with the big old wheels and the knitting with dog hair made me curious! lol. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2005 02:50:42 PM »

I love Interweave Press: http://www.interweave.com/spin/Getting_Started.asp

good luck & happy spinning  Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2005 03:00:07 PM »

oohh, thanks fyberduck for that great link!
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2005 06:58:51 PM »

 Grin  I try.  Have fun!
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