3 Tips for Using Handspun Art Yarns as a Warp

Creative handspinner Esther Rodgers often gets asked how highly textured art yarns should be used to showcase their best qualities. One of her favorite ways is weaving. In the Spring 2018 issue of Spin Off, Esther shared her tips for using art yarns as a warp. Don’t think you can? Think again! Art yarns have […]

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Break Free from Your Hand Spinning Rut!

Esther Rodgers comes to town in a colorful whirlwind. With samples of colorful combed top, dyed locks, and textured yarns, she loves to teach spinners and weavers to push their boundaries and use fiber as a creative expression. She came to the Interweave office recently to prepare for two new online courses, one in weaving […]

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Carding Cloth: What tpi does the best job?

Spinning tools are a big investment. Handcards, drumcarders, flick carders, and blending boards all use carding cloth, a toothed material, to open and blend fibers. In the Spin Off Spring 2017 issue’s “Ask a Spinning Teacher,” Esther Rodgers explains what a carding cloth’s tpi means and how to choose the best one for preparing your […]

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