Spinning Site Map

All of the articles here on the Spinning Site are organized into categories. Browse through these categories to find the content you're looking for.

History of spinning wheels, how they work, and basic spinning techniques.

Camelid Fibers
Llama, Alpaca, Guanaco, vicuna, and yes, Camel. Information on these animals, their fiber and spinning tips & techniques.

Tips, hints and ideas for adding color to your fibers.

Fun Stuff
Links to clip art, screen savers, games, quizzes and whatever other fun stuff we can find that features fibers and fiber critters.

A glossary of spinning (and sheep!) terminology. Readers are welcome to suggest words and terms to be added to the glossary.

Making Yarn
The technical stuff - long draw, short draw, woolen, worsted, ratios, twist, plying and everything else you need to know to spin great yarns.

Plant Fibers
Information and tips & techniques on man made, processed, and other fibers.

Processing Fibers
Tips and hints on washing, carding, combing, flicking, picking, blending and whatever else can be done to fibers to prepare them for spinning.

Learn how to use these ancient and highly portable spinning tools.

All about sheep and the wool they produce.

Be sure to visit the Spinning Archives for all the articles!

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