Category Archives: Fiber Preparation

Spinning Wheels Made In Texas?

Absolutely…Wow!  I was shocked to find that wonderful spinning wheels are hand made right here in Texas.   Lloyd Stahl of Prairie’s End Woodcrafts in Katy, TX hand builds wonderful spinning wheels…and other things.  What brought about this amazing discovery was a post … Continue reading

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“Oiling” the Fleece

I finally made it to the public library in search of some books on spinning… I think it is a sign that spinning is not and has not been big in this area since the only two I found were … Continue reading

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Alpaca Rolags — You Tube Video

The brown “Icelandic” wool that I thought I had turned out to Alpaca…wooo hooo… Last weekend we made a quick trip to McKinney where I finally bought the carders.  I wasn’t sure how to go about using them, especially with … Continue reading

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