If you’ve dabbled in any fiber crafts before then you’ve probably found yourself wondering about blending fibers for spinning & felting. So let’s talk about it! Today we’ll go over the various reasons for blending fibers, how to hand card wool into roving, and even how to blend fiber without hand cards.
Category Archives: Spinning Yarn
Spin Your Own Long Gradient Yarns
I’ve never been super impressed with the “gradient” yarns available commercially. The color changes are always too abrupt. You know what they say, if you want something done right you have to do it yourself! Learn how easy it is to spin your own gradient yarn in today’s post.
Diving Down The Spinning Rabbit Hole
Have you caught the spinning bug yet? I had never considered learning how to spin my own yarn until I started working for Living Dreams Yarn. Seeing all of the fabulous yarns that our customers have spun with our products really inspired me to learn more about the spinning process and start teaching myself toContinue reading “Diving Down The Spinning Rabbit Hole”
It’s Alive! Spinning Frankenyarn from Mill Ends
Celebrate spooky season with a fun spinning project using Living Dreams Yarn Mill Ends. Mill Ends are all the bits and bobs leftover from production at the fiber mill that would otherwise go to waste. These colorful bits of fluff can be brought back from the dead with a bit of spinning and determination. YouContinue reading “It’s Alive! Spinning Frankenyarn from Mill Ends”
Spin Like an Egyptian with Vegan Cotton Fiber
Wool gets a lot of attention in the yarn spinning world, but what about vegan fiber for spinning? If you have never tried spinning Egyptian cotton before, then you are in for a real treat. Learn more about Egyptian cotton for spinning and check out all the fabulous hand dyed shades we offer in thisContinue reading “Spin Like an Egyptian with Vegan Cotton Fiber”
Our 3 Favorite Plying & Spinning Techniques
When you hold a floof of fiber in your hands you can get a little overwhelmed with all the possibilities. There are so many different spinning and plying techniques to try and there’s only so much time in the day. That’s why I decided to share my 3 favorite go-to techniques for those days whenContinue reading “Our 3 Favorite Plying & Spinning Techniques”
Spin the Summer Away with Fabulous Flax Fiber
Did you know that your new linen shirt is made from flax? Flax, also known as linen, is an eco-friendly fiber made from the stem of the flax plant. Flax Linen Fiber is tough, breathable, and cool to the touch. flax linen fiber is much prized for adding longevity and a lovely drape to yarns.
10 Fun Yarn Spinning Techniques to Try
If you have ever tried spinning your own yarn before then you know just how fun and addicting it can be! We found 10 exciting spinning technique tutorials for you to try so you can stretch your spinning skills. Learn new things, try different techniques, and just have fun with it!