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Old 01-05-2006, 04:43 PM   #1
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Spinning resources
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!
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Old 01-05-2006, 06:05 PM   #2
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YAY!!! I'm so happy we have a spinning forum now! You know, uh, Amy 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!
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Thanks Amy! I found this great site while I was trying to learn drop spindle. www.icanspin.com

It has some great videos!
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I don't know a thing about spinning so hopefully I'll learn something!
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Old 01-06-2006, 06:26 PM   #6
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One of my resources for anything spinning related has always been Halcyon Yarns.com. 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.
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:10 PM   #7
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Re: Spinning resources
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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!!
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Old 01-11-2006, 05:41 PM   #8
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Oh my. I found something absolutely delicious online today, must share.

Local Harvest 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!
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http://www.monkeystack.com/PLP/movies/dropspindle.html

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