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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. Breaking Pre-mixed Acid Dyes
How to separate pre-mixed dyes into their component colors on wool and other protein fibers.
5. Cabled Yarns
How to make cabled yarns.
6. Make Your Own Yarn Swift
You have spun and finished some lovely yarn and do not want it to turn into a birds nest of tangles while transforming it from a skein to a ball, but a swift is not an inexpensive piece of equipment! Here is how to create your own from yard sale finds!
7. 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.
8. Washing Raw Mohair
How to skirt and wash raw mohair fiber.
9. 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.
10. The Down Breeds of Sheep
Want to spin lovely, lofty knitting yarns? The Down breed of sheep have just the fleeces you need.
Be sure to visit the Spinning Archives for all the articles!
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