Originally Posted by fibrenut
SO back to the subject at hand. When I am spinning my singles I'm gonna check the "balance" by holding out a length to see if it rolls back on itself and if it does it's too tight? Or should it have a little bit of roll.
Ideally, it shouldn't twist back on itself if it is truly balanced, BUT don't drive yourself nuts trying to do this because some of the twist can be redistributed.
when I set the twist, I soak in soapy water, then rinse in cool water (with a bit of hair conditioner in it). Wring it out, then holding one end, I'll spin it around in the air. Grab another end and spin it around again. That will help redistribute the twist.
I hang to dry (without weights)
Since each fiber you spin will be different, you can really drive yourself to the edge trying to learn the sweet spot of the balanced single.