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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 other-half. Who am I really kidding though? He pretty much made it himself with guidance and poking/prodding from me. Make...

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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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