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How I started Spinning Yarn

How I started Spinning Yarn

Spinning yarn isn't the usual hobby someone takes up, it's one of those hidden ones you kind of stumble over whilst trawling through the depths of Craft based blog posts. I first discovered Hand-spun yarn back at University, whilst studying my Drawing and Applied Arts degree in Bristol. In my second year, we were given a semester to explore and create a body of work around the idea of Generation Lost.      For me, this was exploring skills and hobbies previous generations in my family had learned and past down- namely Knitting. Both my Mum & Nan are prolific...

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How to Spin Yarn with a Drop Spindle

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How to Spin Yarn with a Drop Spindle

There is something downright magical about spinning your own yarn. It can literally feel like you've been transported back in time. I find a calm like zen comes over me whilst I'm spinning and my anxious brain switches off. It's a fantastic mindful craft to get into, but starting out can feel really alienating and out of reach - mostly because of the price tag on spinning wheels. But starting the age-old craft of spinning might not be as expensive as you think. 

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Brief History of Spinning Wool

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Brief History of Spinning Wool

Before woven cloth, there was spun thread. Making spinning almost as old as civilization itself. Grab a cup of tea, because you're in for a history lesson. 

Spinning Yarn has come a long way since it's historical roots. Even with it's more modern developments, the process and craft of spinning itself hasn't really changed throughout it's time. For thousands of years, fibre was spun by hand using simple tools, from stones and sticks to spinning wheels.

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Top 5 tools to take the next step in Spinning Yarn

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Top 5 tools to take the next step in Spinning Yarn

Did you treat yourself to the Woollen Wytch Drop Spindle kit? Have you mastered the basics of Spinning on a drop spindle? Now you're looking to take the next step and set off into the Sunset Spinning your yarn. But wait, you'll be needing some more spinning tools before you're a pro.

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COVID-19 Update

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COVID-19 Update

  I hope everyone's keeping safe, both mentally and physically at the moment. It's definitely some scary unknown times at the moment. Anyone else have the monumental life changing feeling during Boris's announcement Monday night? It's one for my personal history book- although I'd rather forget Boris altogether if I'm being honest.  I just wanted to pop on here and give a quick update for what COVID-19 and the UK Lockdown means for Woollen Wytch.  Obviously it's an extremely fast moving situation at the moment, so I'm trying to keep up to date with Government and WHO guidelines as best...

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