Spinning resources

With everything going on right now, I’ve decided to sit out on the actual event of Spinzilla. Don’t worry, I’m still spinning! I thought this week I’d put together a revised spinning resources post for those who are participating or simply looking to learn more.

I sampled this Hello Yarn fiber last week and decided that I’ll continue my love affair with chain-plying. Before I start spinning however, I need to decide if I’m going to rearrange the colours on the braid or spin it as it is.


Yarnitecture by Jillian Moreno Yarnitecture by Jillian Moreno. I interviewed Jillian last year and also reviewed her book.

The Fleece & Fiber SourcebookThe Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
by Deborah Robson and Carol Ekarius

The Field Guide to FleeceThe Field Guide to Fleece
by Deborah Robson

Magazines & Articles

Ply Magazine you can now purchase digital copies!

3 Simple Steps for Preparing Fiber for Spinning

Five Tips For Spinning a Consistent Yarn

A Step-by-Step Tutorial for Spinning From the Fold

Plying a Balanced Yarn

KnittySpin, by Jillian Moreno (do you sense a theme?). I also suggest going through each issue cover by cover. Here’s the current column: Deep Fall 2017 : Heather & Tweed: Which is Which?. Favourites include Plying for Knitting: The Lace and Cable Edition and Navajo plying. There’s also the spinning tuesdays on the Knitty Blog, Jillian’s written about Jillian’s Spinning: Finishing Yarn


Here are some current favourites:
Akerworks. I interviewed Adan in 2015and I’ve been long in love with their bobbins and mini spindles. One day I hope to add a Lazy Kate and Spindle Crane to my toolbox.

Elemental Fiberworks
Hello Yarn
Oink Pigments Fluff

I’m very thankful to the lessons I learned by participating in Spinzilla and how it gave me the confidence to take on a project that years later still amazes me, my Happy Fuzzy Yarn handspun swatch project:

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