Top Ten spinning Articles

Here are the top ten articles for the Spinning Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Fiber Memory
The importance of memory in yarns and fibers

2. S and Z Twist Demystified
In which we cover the ABC's of S and Z.

3. Breaking Pre-mixed Acid Dyes
How to separate pre-mixed dyes into their component colors on wool and other protein fibers.

4. Wool Count Systems
Bradford count, blood, count, and micron count explained and compared.

5. Spinning To A Size
Lace weight or bulky, here is an easy exercise for learning how to spin the size of yarn you want.

6. Correcting Overspun or Lumpy Yarn
You spin and you spin, but the yarn is just not what you had in mind. How to prevent the lumps and springs from popping up in your yarn.

7. Trouble Shooting Take Up Problems
Yarn not winding onto your bobbin? Wheel refusing to take up? Here's a list of things that cause a lack of take up to help you figure out why your wheel suddenly refuses to work properly.

8. Cabled Yarns
How to make cabled yarns.

9. Skirting a Fleece
How to skirt and evaluate the quality of a grease fleece.

10. The Drafting Zone
How much attention do I need to pay to the drafting zone? Much of the quality of your handspun yarn can be traced directly to what goes on in the drafting triangle.

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