spinning

cover image for Intertwined
I just finished reading Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi Boeger of pluckyfluff and it is a wonderful, inspirational, gorgeous book. The author, Lexi, spins like she is a katamari, sticking anything from felted sushi to wire springs, shredded money, doll parts and hardware store detritus into her yarn.

The instructions warn the reader that you should have acquired the basics of yarn spinning on a wheel elsewhere and dive right into unconventional shenanigans.

Spinning wheels in general tend to very expensive. Apparently, powered spinning wheels are very, very expensive. But if you (or someone you know) have the DIY spirit, you too can have a nifty powered spinning device (wheel part no longer needed).
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