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some of the different animals we get yarn from (add Bison, Yak, etc)

Tasha Tudor Spinning was the first paying job women had (16th century). Prior to the invention of the spinning wheel, they could only be supported by a man or family member. Spinning wheels made it so they could earn their own living - many women no longer needed to marry - thus the term "spinster" has described an un-married woman. I admire them greatly!

Beatrix Potter 'Mouse with a Spinning Wheel' 1890 Helen Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943) English author, illustrator, mycologist and conservationist ink and watercolour Sotheby's archives

Berries, Natural Dyes by Philosopher Queen, via Flickr. This was my first job with CW between college years: we built a fire, boiled some berries or leaves and dyed some wool spun by CW's Spinning and Weaving Shop.

Dyes Used by The Vikings Traditional Method...this is more of a discussion board than tutorial. Interesting info.

Habetrot is the Celtic Goddess of Spinning and Healing. She is able to spin wool into garments in an instant, and the clothes that she makes give the wearer immunity from all disease. In fairy tales, she is depicted with an extended lower lip, which she got from wetting the wool as she spun it.

Hand carved, exquisite, triple flier, walnut and ebony spinning wheel. Spinning wheels cause me to swoon. Especially pretty ones like this.

Jolda’s bicycle powered drum carder gives farmers & artisans direct ability to process wool affordably

The Spinner's Glossary by Lee Juvan. Free tutorial on spinning wheel maintenance on Knitty at www.knitty.com/...

Well-described variant method to dye a very-slow-striping gradient using food coloring.

A super-clear tutorial on spinning yarn. I took a spinning class from Maggie Casey when we lived in Boulder, about 17 years ago. She's a great teacher and a skilled spinner, her enthusiasm for it infectious.

"When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hears, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our Souls fly open and Love steps forth to heal everything in sight." -- Michael Bridge

Build Your Own Indian Head Spinning Wheel Plans $20.00 on Fiber Arts Bootcamp at www.fabinbc.com/...

Measuring Wraps Per Inch, by Jenny. Pinned from Knit Picks. Must d/l to phone for quick check in stores!

Build your own art yarn spinning wheel from PVC pipe and craft store supplies. Instructions and supply list are included in my book that will be published November 1st, 2013. You can purchase the book here: www.shopneauveau....

An Introduction to Spinning Wheels: How to Choose and Use a Spinning Wheel (+ A Guide for Plying Yarn)

A Guide to Spinning Wool: Learn How to Spin Wool from Rare Sheep Breeds and Other Wool Fibers - Spinning Daily

Drop Spindle Spinning: Learn How to Spin with Drop Spindles - Spinning Daily

How to dye yarn with Kool Aid. :)

A Guide to Handspun Yarn: Types of Yarn and How to Spin Them - Spinning Daily

Dyeing Yarn Tip, use a plastic party tray to separate your dye colors - clever!