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« on: December 22, 2005 03:18:37 PM »

Greetings from the Spinning Mod!

I'm gathering Frequently Asked Questions and their answers.  In order to keep the thread clean, I've locked it.  If you have suggestions for information to include, please PM or email me.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005 03:30:38 PM »

Question:  How do I get started?

Here are 3 websites with information about learning to spin:

http://www.interweave.com/spin/Getting_Started.asp
http://www.interweave.com/spin/resources.asp
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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005 03:34:00 PM »

Question:  I have a spindle.  Now what?

Check the how-tos of:
http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/
http://www.interweave.com/spin/Getting_Started.asp
http://www.interweave.com/spin/resources.asp

As well as:
http://www.graftonfibers.com/instructions.htm
http://www.icanspin.com/
http://www.mielkesfarm.com/spndl_inst.htm
http://www.ewedevil.com/spinning.htm (this site doesn't have words, but does have many images)
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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005 03:41:09 PM »

Question:  Where can I buy supplies?

Take a look at this directory for finding equipment, tools, fiber, dyes, books, and more:

looking for a replacement link

From fellow craftsters:

Roving:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=70992.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=82910.0
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2006 07:07:11 PM »

Question:  I want a spinning wheel.  What should I get?

Here's a description of the types of wheels, some technical terms, and what you should consider:
http://www.woolery.com/pages/selectwheel.html
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2006 03:33:47 PM »

Question:  I'd like to dye some roving or handspun.  Now what?

You can dye before or after (or even before & after) you spin.
For an example of how to "paint" roving or yarn (creating regions of color instead of a solid color), take a look at:
http://gfwsheep.com/rov.inst/rov.inst.html
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