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

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

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

4. Scouring Wool
The hows and whys of washing grease fleece.

5. Understanding Spinning Wheel Ratios 101
Understanding, determining, and using the ratios of your spinning wheel.

6. Bamboo
The various ways in which bamboo fibers are obtained and some tips on spinning bamboo.

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

8. A Use for Dirty Wool
Using otherwise ruined wool to line wire baskets and planters.

9. 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.

10. Direct and Indirect Yarn Count Systems
Did you know that there are at least eight (8!) different ways of figuring the woolen count of spun yarn? And that none of the 8 work for worsted yarns? What a mess! And them along came TEX......



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