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Lois Swales
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In honor of Halloween and the celebration of spinster spyders, I offer a new design, the Steampunk Dealgan spindle. Just for fun. While it spins like the historical Dealgan drop spindle, it is not Historical. Just Hysterical.
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Washing the Great Unwashed Fleece stash. Advice for those who have fallen behind in their Fleece Duties.
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APOLOGIA: according to Wikipedia "The earliest English use of apologia followed from the Greek sense “a speech in defense". In 1590, a parallel meaning emerged meaning a "frank expression of regret". " This post is both...... with a little housecleaning thrown in.
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Spin like you're Scottish is a companion video to Ply like you're Scottish using the Gaelic whorl-less spindles to produce both plied yarn and singles woolen yarns. This spindle type dates back to at least the 1700's. More at my blog here: missingspindle.blogspot.com. If you're Scottish why not bring this fading spindle style forward into Modern times. Don't let a good spindle design die out!
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You can find more about these special Scottish spindles on my Blog missingspindle.blogspot.com and purchase them at missingspindle.etsy.com. Happy Historical Spinning!
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An unusual Scottish spindle type. Finally finished the Spin like you're Scottish and Ply like you're Scottish videos and the blog on them, uploading tonight. More details are coming, but here is the start of my report on this study of an almost lost spindle type and how to use it.
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Double your Ghostly pleasure.  I have added a 'Spin like a Ghost' blog and there is more to come. - missingspindle
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A companion video to my Great Wheel spinning video "Spin like a Ghost". Longdraw spinning of woolen yarn starts with perfectly prepared, fluffy rolls or rolags. My technique is featured here. Happy Spinning!- Lois
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I hope you enjoy the ghost's spinning wheel and drafting out of half yarn!
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Perfectly peasant medieval spinster spinning with perfectly ordinary medieval spindles. The short kinds found in an archaeological dig in Coppergate (now York) England.
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