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Huginn’s Heathen Hof

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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!!
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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.
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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 […]
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