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Old 11-29-2009, 11:58 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
Have you ever made a lead yarn out of bast fiiber? How does one make a lead yarn?
Are you talking about a leader that you attach your roving to? I use any old yarn I have about. I started with acrylic when I first started spinning, but I've since replaced most of it with hand spun yarn.

Are you wanting to attache it to a spindle or bobbin for a wheel? For a bobbin, I cut a piece of yarn twice as long as I want my leader, tie them together with a square knot at the ends, then use a Lark's Head knot (aka Girth, Strap, Cow, Lanyard Hitch) to attach to the bobbin.
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