Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #1
Knitting the Flap
quirky's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 319
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
first experiments in spinning- have I got it right?
I just made a cd spindle. I dont have any wool so I am just goofing around with the leader. I wanted to see what the real mechanics were involved in spinning.

Bear with me here. I am learning this stuff from nothing but internet info. To me its a bit like learning to row a boat just by reading about it. And having never seen it done. (though there are good spinning videos)

It seems to me that the actual twist happens where my spinning hand applies slight pressure to the thread. The longer one holds the spot the tighter the twist? Is this correct? There seems to be little or no twist farther down the line closer to the whorl - all the action happens at the top of the tread?

Please let me know if this is correct.
"I have PMS and ESP. That makes me a *itch who knows everything!"

"Never EVER give up."
quirky is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-28-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
Casting On
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
First experiments
Hi, quirky.

You've got the idea right. The issue is keeping the controlling hand near the spindle long enough for the twist to begin and then drawing out the fiber and letting the twist run up. If you draw out too soon and don't control the tension near the spindle, the fiber will twist very little near the spindle (possibly even drifting apart) and very tightly near the end (causing overspin). It's a real balancing act. You're on the right track . Keep it up.

spinney is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Yay! I'm spinning! Now what? katiebug081504 Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 1 10-30-2007 09:00 AM
spinning bunny hair and charging for spinning - couple ?'s boyforpele13 Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 5 03-15-2007 01:55 PM
Help with spinning jeepnjoy Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 0 10-14-2006 06:16 PM
spinning fun... Rhyannon1970 Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 2 09-13-2006 12:43 AM
New to spinning candicane Creating Yarn: Spinning, Dyeing, etc. 4 05-03-2006 02:56 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:59 PM.