Spinning Spring Training + June Fiber Pack

It’s our final month of Spinning Spring Training, and we’ve got some great warm-weather challenges for you:

Non-wool fibers present some challenges for the beginning spinner (and sometimes even experienced spinners!), but don’t let that scare you away. Below are some of our favorite tips & resources for mastering each of our June challenges:

SILK

SHORT-STAPLE FIBERS: COTTON, YAK, CAMEL & QIVIUT
FLAX & HEMP
  • Flax and hemp are similar fibers; we recommend trying prepared tops as an introduction to spinning with these fibers.
  • This article from KnittySpin has a lot of great information about working with flax, including instructions on how to spin line flax without the use of a distaff!
BAMBOO
JUNE FIBER PACK
With the Tour de Fleece just around the corner, it’s time to get serious about spinning! For those of you who prefer to spin wool no matter the season, we’ve created a special Fiber Pack for June with you in mind: explore the world of naturally-colored fibers with this mix of Romney, Coopworth and Dorper. This limited-edition pack contains 4.5 pounds of fiber valued at $138 for only $75!