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More apples. Well, to be precise: One apple. Remember the post about choosing whorl weights a few days ago? You can now also find that post on my main page, both in English and in German, as part of the … Continue reading

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“What whorl weight should I choose?” is one of the questions I get very frequently – and as with so many questions, there is no single clear answer. In my experience, whorl weight and spindle weight are a very personal … Continue reading

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I have bags! Paper bags! They are white. They are cheap. They are flimsy. They are not very large… and they come in large quantities only. Those large quantities are subdivided into packs of 100 each, neatly threaded onto a … Continue reading

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One of the recurring questions about my spindle sticks, especially from modern spinners, is “Why don’t they have a hook?” followed by “why don’t they have a notch?” and “how do you fix the yarn without hook or notch?” Finds … Continue reading

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If you’ve ever done a spinning demonstration, you will probably have heard the Sleeping Beauty question at least once. If I had a Euro for every time that I’ve heard it… well, I’d be a good bit richer than I … Continue reading

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You remember that ridiculously large package of wool I sent away recently? It has returned from its adventures… looking still very large, and slightly (ahem, well, maybe more than slightly) battered. And it contained wool, beautifully combed into top. Lots … Continue reading

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I’ve had a beyond wonderful time up in Scandinavia – but I can’t tell you anything specific about the details of the project part at this time, as the team wants to have good, solid results from their tests before … Continue reading

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