This is the last article on beginning handspinning using a drop spindle! If you have been following I have gone over everything from obtaining tools such as fiber and a drop spindle to crafting your fiber and potentially plying it. Now to finish your yarn! One of the easiest steps. To begin you will need […]
In this article, I will go over plying yarn in a two-ply. There are many variations and styles of plying but seeing as this is a beginner series we will start here. I even pulled up photos from my very first plying experience to share!
Back again after a break, Katla Hase returns with the next chapter in her handspinning series.
In this third installment of my How-too series on handspinning, I will attempt to describe how to pre-draft and draft various types of prepared fiber. Drafting, in handspinning, is how you prepare your fiber for your drop spindle. Pre-drafting is when you need to thin out your fiber ahead of time before drafting. Don’t worry if it sounds like you’re going in circles; we’re spinning, that’s kind of the point!!
In my previous article I discussed drop spindles and how to acquire one. This article will discuss different materials you can use in handspinning and some places you can find them.
Handspinning with a drop spindle is an art form that was once necessity. All over the globe from the early history of humans to modern times people have employed the use of various types of spindles and eventually spinning wheels in some cases to create threads of different types. These threads would create clothing and other useful textiles. In this beginner series of articles I will be providing a very basic overview on handspinning.
For more than half of my life the art of hand spinning has appealed to me. Spinning wheels especially. The various wheels I would see in art, old photos, and antique shops always seemed like more than a tool to create yarn and thread. One of the things that really brought me to Heathenry were the stories of Frau Holda and a spindle that led a young girl to her domain.
In our practice the wights are what we work with the most often. This sets us apart from most heathens we meet, who almost exclusively speak of the gods and their personal relationships with them.
Self-Reliance is about bettering yourself, not cutting yourself off from the world; and there are so many ways to accomplish that.
Many Heathens aspire to live similarly to their ancestors, working to find ways to incorporate their spiritual views into their everyday lives. It’s a way of living their path instead of only having faith and understanding in the gods. One way to do this is to become more self-sufficient. Self-sufficiency was the way of life […]