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Craft Galleries South America: galleriessa

Weaving in the Andes
A woven journey to Peru.

Zapotec Rugs
The Zapotec have a long tradition of weaving in their culture.

One World
A commercial site that specializes in textiles from the Andean regions of Bolivia.

Maya Textiles
A visual essay of Mayan textiles that combines Mayan weaving, photography and text to present the culture and history of the people.

Mayan Hair Sashes
Colourful photos of Mayan backstrap weaving in Jacaltenango, Guatemala.

Olga Fisch Folklore
Olga Fisch, a Hungarian artist, recognized the vast potential of the folk artisans of Ecuador. The rug making process is described and the colourful rugs and tapestries show the creative talent of these textile artists.

Patagonia Gifts
Artisan Mapuche weavings and wall hangings spun on traditional spinning wheels (rueca) and dyed with vegetable dyes.

Endangered Threads
Educational documentaries recording endangered indigenous art forms, especially those in imminent threat of disappearing due to global economic expansion and the resulting homogenization of cultures.

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Handspinning Info: spininfo

Charkha Spinning
Information about and suppliers of charkha spinning.

Dolly’s Sweater
The sweater knit from Dolly, the cloned sheep.

A Yarn Tells a Story
A 3 metre piece of yarn tells of Norse explorations

Fibre Information
A collection of useful knowledge about various fibres and their characteristics.

Handspun Hats
A free hat knitting pattern using handspun yarns.

Handspun Merino Socks
These socks are easy to spin and can be made from leftovers in your fibre stash.

Dog Hair Spinning
Information about spinning dog hair or chiengora.

How to Spin a Cabled Yarn
You can easily spin wonderful novelty yarns by cabling any plied yarns together.

How Your Spinning Wheel Spins
How you can control the twist and tension on your wheel.

How Your Spinning Wheel Spins
How the scotch tension and brake work on your spinning wheel.

Pop Goes the Weasel
Is this a spinning song?

McMorran Balance
A McMorran Balance is a useful tool for figuring out how much yarn you have left.

iTunes App

iSpin Toolkit – Michael Golden
Shows you the angle of your twist and calculates the WPI of your handspun yarn. Brilliant!

Seed Stitch Hat
I knit this hat using handspun Corriedale rovingand machine felted it.

Selecting a Fleece for Handspinning
Some things to consider when you are selecting a fleece for your handspun project.

Spider Silk
Have you ever wondered if the silk of the spider can be used?

Spinning Equipment
A photo gallery of old spinning equipment found at the Science Museum in London.

Verulamium
A visit to Verulamium to see ancient Roman spindles, artifacts and other archaeological textile finds.

Woollen and Worsted Yarns
Wool yarns can be classified as either woollen or worsted.

Woolly Dogs
Wool dogs were bred by the First Nations people of the Pacific northwest and used for weaving blankets.

Spinning and Weaving Tips
Helpful tips submitted by our members.

Handspinning Techniques – How to Join the Yarn
How to begin spinning and to create a smooth join.

Handspinning Techniques – Semi-Worsted Spinning
How to spin a semi-worsted yarn.

Handspinning Techniques – TPI and Wheel Ratios
What do twist per inch and wheel ratios mean and how do you control the yarn that you spin?

Handspinning Techniques – Crimp and Twist
How does the amount of crimp in a fleece affect the yarn that you spin?

CBC Radio – Ken Cavanagh – Jan. 7/03
An audio clip of an interview by Bill Richardson, with handspinner and weaver, Ken Cavanagh.

Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning
Gwen Powell has developed an excellent webpage showing her HGA COE Handspinning samples.

Nostepinde Instructions
How to wind yarn onto a nostepinde, (nystepinne, nostepinne)

Sheep Breeds Swap
As part of a CompuServe spinner’s effort, Deanna Johnson compiled information about spinning 32 different kinds of wool.

Spinning Wheel Sleuth: FAQ
The transition from hand spindles to mounted spindles and flyers is described.

Styles of Spinning Wheels
The Joy of Handspinning site describes the common types of spinning wheels.

Straw Into Gold
Gwen Powell describes her attempts at spinning gold leaf.

Tips Before You Shop
Cooper Woodcraft provides some excellent tips on shopping for a spinning wheel.

Turn Wolf Fur into Yarn
Jerilyn Monroe turns her four-legged friend’s shedding coat into yarn.
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Hand Spindles

roman drop spindle

Spindle Spinspirations
Kat Walton is an accomplished spindle spinner. Her work shows what can be done with a Turkish spindle.

Turkish Spindle – Product Review
A Turkish spindle is an ingenious invention that allows you to create a centre-pull ball while you spin.

Verulamium
A visit to Verulamium to see ancient Roman spindles, artifacts and other archaeological textile finds.

Hatchtown
At Hatchtown, they spend a lot of time thinking about spindles. They come in all sizes and styles: low whorl, high whorls, supported, Turkish.

Lollipop Spindles
Lollipops are highly decorated, handpainted top-whorl spindles, and threading/sley hooks. And you can see how the lollipops are made.

Woolly Designs
5000 years ago, yarn for clothing was spun on hand spindles.This firm makes a variety of spindles.

Drop Spindles

How to Spin Using a Drop Spindle – You Tube

Spindle Spinning Books

Productive Spindling
A look at top whorl, bottom whorl and Turkish spindle methods to boost your techniques for efficiency and make productivity fun
UK: Productive Spindling

Spinning in the Old Way
A guide to readers in the fast-track, low-cost, high-quality approach to spinning. No spinning wheel required.
UK: Spinning in the Old Way

Learn to Spin Drop Spindle Kit – Dyed
A drop spindle and spinning fiber, everything you need to get started with handspinning.

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Sock Knitting Patterns: knitsocks

Knitting Needle Sizes Chart
A chart that lists US, UK and Metric knitting needle conversions.

I Hate Knitting
Karen from our Forum says she hated knitting socks.

Fiber Challenge Socks
Jessie shows us her Knitted Slip Stitch socks

Spiral Socks
Tuatara knit some spiral socks

Handspun Merino Socks
Some socks I knit up using handspun merino wool.

Basic Sock Pattern
From Borealis Sweaterscapes a basic sock pattern.

HJS Studio Sock Pattern
Anatomy of a sock.

Wool Works
Summary of heel options for knitted socks.

Knitting Patterns

Knit Socks
Knit Toys
ABC’s
Knit Scarves
Knit Baby
Knit Slippers
Knit Vests
Knit Hats

You Tube – Estonian Knitting Cast on for Socks

Sock Knitting Pattern Books

Knitting Socks from Around the World
socks inspired by knitting traditions from around the world: Scandinavia, British Isles, Europe, the Far East, and the West.
UK: Knitting Socks around the world

Knitting Circles around Socks: Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles
Why knit one sock and then start all over again? With this different approach, knit two socks at the same time on two circular needles!
UK: Knitting Circles around socks

..more Sock Knitting books

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Inkle Loom Weaving: inkle

Hands that Weave
Dorothy weaves linen inkle bands.

Inkle Weaving
This site has patterns, photo galleries and resources for inkle weavers.

Inkle Band Weaving
Some examples of inkle band weaving used in wall hangings and Latvian skirts.

Inkle Weaving Instructions
Earthguild provides instructions for how to weave with an inkle loom.

Inkle Weaving Looms
Inkle looms from Shacht.

Ashford Looms
Ashord Inkle looms.

Inkle Weaving Books

The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
An overview of inkle weaving’s history and traditions. Instructions for loom set-up and simple techniques.
An astonishing 400 woven patterns—some making their first debut.

The Weaver’s Inkle Pattern Directory: 400 Warp-Faced Weaves
This book provides 400 inkle weave patterns for loom enthusiasts.

Inkle Weaving
A comprehensive book on weaving using an inkle loom, with instructions on how to build one as well.

Band Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving
Sami Weaving Patterns
Band Weaving
2 Hole Weaving Reed
Woven Bands, Belts and Braids

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Knitted Scarf Patterns: knitscarves

Noro Silk Scarf

Achernar Cable Scarf

Savvy Scarves
The Carol Duval show featured knitted scarves done in plain knit – perfect for the beginner knitter.

Lace Scarf – Joslyn Fiber Farm
Free knitting patterns for socks and lace scarves

Knitting Manos Del Uruguay Scarf – You Tube

Knitting Patterns

Knit Socks
Knit Toys
ABC’s
Knit Scarves
Knit Baby
Knit Slippers
Knit Vests
Knit Hats

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felting-tgiving

Thanksgiving Oven Mitt
Make this handfelted oven mitt

Thanksgiving Decoration Swap
Hand felted turkey and fall leaves.
You Tube – How to Needle Felt a Pumpkin

Thanksgiving Crafts
Thanksgiving Beadwork

Thanksgiving Knitting Patterns and Projects

Thanksgiving Crochet Patterns

Thanksgiving Cross Stitch & Needlework Patterns

Thanksgiving Clipart

Thanksgiving Feltmaking Crafts

Needle Felting Crafts

Beginner’s Guide to Needle Felting

Little Needle-Felt Animals: 30 Cute and Easy-to-Make Friends

Wool Pets on the Farm Needle Felting Kit

Thanksgiving Felt Making

50 Colors Wool Fibre Roving DIY Needles Felting Starter Kit Handcraft Mat Tools

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Spinning Wheel Images: wheelpictures

Junk Store Treasures
A photo gallery owf antique spinning wheels and tools.


Toika
Click on the History link at the Toika website to see some of their older looms, wheels and production facilities.

Nordic Museum
The Nordic Museum has examples of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic costumes, spinning wheels, flax beaters, birch bark shoes, Saami weaving, Swedish mangle boards.

Vilppula Museum
An antique spinning wheel on display at Vilppula Museum in Finland.

Vesilahde Museum
Lots of pictures of antique spinning wheels, looms, sewing machines and other equipment: paddles, reeds, shuttles, skein winders, hand cards, temples.

More about Handspinning

Spinning Wheels
Handspinning Info

Handspinning Books

Spin Control
Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results.
UK: Spin Control

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)
Experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns
UK: Intertwined

..more Handspinning books

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