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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Yarn

When you purchase a fleece you can wash and card it yourself or send it off to a mill for processing.  Once it has been carded you are ready for spinning.  Most hand spinners use a wheel, yet some prefer a drop or supported spindle.  (More on this in a future post.)

If you are not a spinner, never fear, there are several small mills around that will spin your yarn for you.  When you get it from the mill it will most likely be on a cone.  
Cones Wool Yarn.

If you want to use it in it's natural state, you can use it straight from the cone or wind it off into smaller balls.  If you prefer to have it dyed, then you must wind it on a skein winder into a skein so you can add the dyes.  

Yarn On A Skein Winder

Yarn Skeined

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