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Spindle Yarn Making
by Suzanne Madron

A couple of decades ago, I taught myself to knit and after moving to South Central Pennsylvania, I discovered people who also spun their own yarn. The spinning wheels and drop spindles were gorgeous and the fiber was so much higher quality than anything I could purchase in a store at the time. How could I resist?

I wanted to spin my own yarn, but where to begin? Spinning wheels are hundreds of dollars, with some more intricate ones costing upwards into the thousands. I explored drop spindles to get started, to see if I would even enjoy spinning yarn. I did eventually graduate up to a kick spindle and finally a spinning wheel before my yarn-making journey was done.

Read more in our Fall 2021 You Can Do It! issue.

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