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amy
01-05-2006, 04:43 PM
Welcome to the spinning forum!

There's a wonderful site for spinners which has many videos on technique. The site is www.joyofhandspinning.com

For purchasing spinning wheels, drop spindles or roving, one place I know of is www.yarn.com . They have a great selection of wheels, at the best prices I could find when I looked.

If anyone has any other resources, feel free to share them here!

Vendie
01-05-2006, 06:05 PM
YAY!!! I'm so happy we have a spinning forum now! You know, uh, Amy :eyebrow: if you're looking for a moderator for this one, let me know :D

Anyway, there's a new e-zine for spinning called Spindlicity. Their URL - http://spindlicity.com/. The focus appears to be on drop spindle spinning, but they do cover other spinning topics and also have knitting related content. Check it out!

VickiIL
01-05-2006, 07:06 PM
YAY :cheering:

Thanks Amy! I found this great site while I was trying to learn drop spindle. www.icanspin.com

It has some great videos!

Angelia
01-05-2006, 08:11 PM
Yay!!! Thanks so much, Amy! :heart:

Cristy
01-05-2006, 11:31 PM
I don't know a thing about spinning so hopefully I'll learn something!

WynnieG
01-06-2006, 06:26 PM
One of my resources for anything spinning related has always been Halcyon Yarns.com (http://www.halcyonyarns.com/spinning/spinningwheels.html). They have a store in Bath, Maine - they teach spinning in classes there *and* they will help you with your wheel over the phone. Outstanding customer service from these folks.

feministmama
01-07-2006, 06:10 PM
Welcome to the spinning forum!

There's a wonderful site for spinners which has many videos on technique. The site is www.joyofhandspinning.com



Yeah a website about spinning by a black woman!!

WynnieG
01-11-2006, 05:41 PM
Oh my. I found something absolutely delicious online today, must share.

Local Harvest (http://www.localharvest.org/store/wool.jsp?q=fleece%20rovings&r=aw&kw=hand%20spinning) has wool roving from $1.50/oz and Shetland/Angora from $3.00. Raw wool starts at $2.50 and Raw alpaca from $2.00.

If you can't get out to a local farm to obtain fleece, this looks like a good place to go! Pretty eco-friendly stuff!

humblestumble
01-11-2006, 09:39 PM
http://www.monkeystack.com/PLP/movies/dropspindle.html

there's a semi okay vid for learning how to spin via low whirl drop spindle.

Treeling
05-05-2006, 12:58 AM
Wow.... the timing on this is just PERFECT. I *just* ordered my first drop-spindle/roving/how-to kit on ebay (the yearning to try spinning has been building over the past few months and I am SUPER excited)!!!

I'm so glad to see knowledgable folks in here who can help me out when the going gets rough.

Liliyarn
11-04-2006, 03:56 PM
Okay time to unload my links. Hope they help.

How To's
How to use a drop spindle (http://www.handspinning.com/lollipops/spininst.htm)

Spinning Dog Fur (http://www.inetdesign.com/wolfdunn/wolfyarn/)

HJS Tutorials (http://www.hjsstudio.com/tutorials.html)

Natural Dying (http://www.frojel.com/Documents/Document07.html)

How to Paint Roving and yarn (http://gfwsheep.com/rov.inst/rov.inst.html)

Spinning from the fold (http://www.graftonfibers.com/fold.htm)

All kinds of dying and spinning tutorials (http://www.knitting-and.com/spinning/index.html)

Kool Aid Dying (http://www.thepiper.com/fiberart/koolaid/basic-howto.html)

Finding Guilds
Spinning Guilds (http://www.interweave.com/spin/resources/spinning_guilds/)

Map Muse Spinning Guilds (http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/map_brand.php?goto=yes&gotoLoc=33.6608%2C-80.9015%2C275&noOfLayers=1&layer0=SPIN_GUILDS&sp_theme=SPIN_GUILDS&searchLOC1=33.6608,-80.9015,275,&)

Misc Resources
Fiber Resources of all kinds (http://www.allfiberarts.com/cs/index.htm)
Sheep Breeds (http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/articles/sheep_breeds.shtml)

Spinner's House Cleaning Pages (http://homepages.together.net/~kbruce/kbbwheel.html)

That's it for now.

midnightskyfibers
03-08-2007, 01:11 AM
I have spinnign supplies here: Midnightsky Fibers (http://midnightskyfibers.com/)- mostly roving and batts.

There is also some information in the articles section (http://www.midnightskyfibers.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=24&chapter=0&zenid=a3566a60d210d5dc24a1cdde63125a52)about different spinning, dye, etc styles

I also really like helloyarn.com (and her blog- helloyarn.com/wp)- she has drop spindle kits.

Julie
06-08-2007, 10:26 PM
An awesome resource for new spindle spinners:

http://knitterguy.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/11/spindle_spinnin.html

fillyvet
06-14-2007, 08:50 PM
Hi all! I'm a forum newbie :) So, I have this really great job that allows me some interesting perks... like the recent acquisition of 4 or 5# of raw alpaca fiber. Someday I would love to learn how to process and spin but until I live in an apartment bigger than 400 sq ft, I would like to send it somewhere for processing. Any suggestions? Thanks!

jeanius80
06-14-2007, 11:28 PM
Hi all! I'm a forum newbie :) So, I have this really great job that allows me some interesting perks... like the recent acquisition of 4 or 5# of raw alpaca fiber. Someday I would love to learn how to process and spin but until I live in an apartment bigger than 400 sq ft, I would like to send it somewhere for processing. Any suggestions? Thanks!
i would google for info in your area (or within a reasonable to you shipping distance) for a wool mill/yarn mill/spinning mill, then contact them. for a fee they will usually offer multiple options, from just processing your fleece to spinning yarn from your fleece. HTH

IamtheWalter
10-18-2007, 07:29 AM
I figure I should add here the sites I feel could be helpful. I am going to try not to post any repeats (sites that someone else posted) and I'm going to try not to post an overwhelming link flood, but most likely I will:

Instructional:
http://www.spindleandwheel.com
http://www.interweave.com/spin
http://www.abbysyarns.com
http://spinningspiderjenny.blogspot.com
http://askthebellwether.blogspot.com
http://www.ispindle.com (used to be icanspin.com but because of a domain name mixup they no longer occupy that address)
http://www.bellaonline.com/site/spinning (half original articles, half links)
http://www.textilelinks.com/author/index.html

Sheep breeds:
http://www.sheep101.info/breeds.html
http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/sheep/

bethany
04-16-2008, 08:10 PM
Well there hasn't been an update to this thread in a while! I *highly* recommend this book!! Spindles, wheels, wool prep, a glossary (wanna know what pre-drafting is?) great pictures....http://www.interweave.com/spin/books/Start_Spinning/

Staarrkatt
05-18-2008, 12:52 AM
Hello :)

I'm really new here (like ... an hour ago? <G>) so maybe someone else has already posted this site.

I'm just learning how to spin and asked a spinner if she had an online site to help me and she sent me this one:

http://www.handspinning.com/lollipops/spininst.htm

Katt

Tia
08-22-2009, 08:43 PM
I recently heard of Sheep Shed Studio. They seem to have great deals on mill ends and grab bags of fiber.

http://www.thesheepshedstudio.com/index.html

Anybody ever ordered from them?...some people on ravelry really praised them.

jennywool
01-18-2010, 08:26 AM
Hi there, If you need fibres for your spinning then check out www.worldofwool.co.uk. We have every fibre you can imagine and we ship around the world.
We're also on Facebook and Twitter if you want to keep up to date on what we're up to.
Cheers
Jenny

scoobie81
06-27-2013, 07:14 PM
Thanks for the great resources!

sandylee222
07-19-2013, 03:43 AM
Know a little about spinning, just wanna learn some from it, thanks for the resources.