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SPINNING: Introduction

We wore our own skins first, of course. Then the second-hand skins of other creatures. Fig leaves, for a season—but the fashion passed. Cloth has been the preferred covering for the past few thousand years. Before the weaving of cloth, the spinning of fibers. An ancient and mysterious craft. Whether performed by living fingers or by whirling machinery, the process is the same. Fibers are set parallel, each one a little ahead of the one before. Then twisted together. Without twist there’d be no cord, nor any yarn, nor rope, nor cloth. What keeps the twist in is the mystery. Geometry, surface cohesion, elasticity, and a little magic.

We have tools, materials and books for spinning. There are books and wheels plans, and basic instructions for carding and drop spinning. Our fibers are animal and vegetable, undyed and dyed. And our tools range from simple drop spindles to beautifully engineered spinning wheels, and from handcards to serious drum carders. Use the links below to explore.

BOOKS & WHEEL PLANS

FIBERS
Hand-Painted Merino Roving:
Multi-colored & Shades
Hand-Painted Bamboo Fiber
Hand-Painted Tencel Fiber

Undyed Natural Fibers
Bamboo Fiber
Wilde Wool Batts (dyed)
Ashford Merino Sliver (dyed)
Kromski Merino Top (dyed)
Kromski Merino in 4 oz multipacks
Sparkly Fibers - Angelina Hot-Fix
& Crystal Metallic
FELTING has its own section.
Fibers are still here, above.
Ferndale Potluck Roving is no
longer available. Sorry.

SMALL TOOLS (drop spindles, hand cards, etc)

COMBS, CARDERS, WHEELS
Small Spinning Tools (carders, spindles...)
Hand-made Wool Combs
Strauch Drum Carders
Louet Drum Carders
Lendrum Folding Spinning Wheels
Kromski Wheels
Kromski Accessory Tools
Ashford Wheels
Schacht Wheels
Louet Wheels

UNICORN FIBRE PRODUCTS
Power Scour, Wash & Rinse

Earth Guild now pays for ground shipping on Spinning Wheels & Drum Carders
within the 48 contiguous states

spinning wheels at Earth Guild