Blog

How to Spin from a Art batt

How-to Spinning Spinning Tutorial Spinning Wheels Tutorials

How to Spin from a Art batt

've got a thing for Batts - whether it's buying one ready to go, or creating my own. There's so many beautiful fibres and textures to spin from, it can be hard to do know what to do with them.

It's not surprising sometimes that a Batt can be too beautiful and squishy to use. But once you're ready to sit down and spin it, here's what you need to know: 

Read more →


DIY Spinning Wheels: Build your own spinning wheel.

DIY Spinning Spinning Tutorial Spinning Wheels

DIY Spinning Wheels: Build your own spinning wheel.

Spinning wheels are expensive, especially if you've only just got into spinning yarn. But there are ways to take the next step, without spending a fortune. You could buy or make yourself a kick spindle, or you can even make your own DIY Spinning Wheel. It takes a lot to make your own spinning wheel, and I should know because that's the route I took. But once it's finished it's a great feeling knowing you made it from scratch (and also knowing you've saved a wodge of cash).     Luckily I had some amazing help from my mechanically gifted...

Read more →


Spinning Wheel Basics

Back to Basics How-to Spinning Spinning Tutorial Spinning Wheels Tutorials

Spinning Wheel Basics

Buying your first beginner spinning wheel when you've never even used one before can be such a surreal feeling. Ploughing that kind of money into equipment you've never touched let alone understand how it works is scary. AF

But fear not, I'm going to walk you through the most very basic of how a spinning wheel works and what the parts are and do. I'll also go into a little bit more detail on a few things to help you make a more informed choice on wheels. 

Read more →


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...

Read more →


How to Spin Yarn with a Drop Spindle

DIY How-to Spinning Spinning Tutorial Tutorials

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. 

Read more →