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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. Spinning to the Crimp
How do you determine how much twist is needed to make a viable yarn? Spinning to the crimp makes a good starting point.
3. Setting The Twist
"Setting" the twist in handspun yarns.
4. Madder Root Dyeing
The adventures of dyeing wool and other protein fibers using madder root.
5. Measuring Wraps Per Inch
Wraps per inch - what they are and how to use them to improve the consistency of your yarns.
6. Selecting Huacaya Alpaca Fleece
How to select Huacaya alpaca fleeces for hand spinning.
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. Scouring Wool
The hows and whys of washing grease fleece.
9. The Spinning Police
The Spinning Police: who they are and how to deal with them.
10. Splicing Yarn
Let's take a look at how to successfully splice yarns together when spinning or plying yarn.
Be sure to visit the Spinning Archives for all the articles!
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