Spiral Ply

by Paradise Staff

Great trick for beginner spinners! Here I’m working with an irregular thick and thin handspun, it looks a tad bit like a lot of beginner’s handspun, but plying with a commercial can lead to a glitzy finished look for your yarn as beautiful as any practiced spinner. Yarn spun thick and thin showcase the visual […]

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Embedding Locks

by Paradise Staff

How to… Embed locks into a single to later ply Personally, “Art Yarn” or novelty yarn is one of the hardest things to learn or re-learn how to make. After spending so much time attempting to learn to spin even and fine, thinking you’re going to make so much yarn for lace-work or handspun sock […]

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New Revolution Spinning Wheel Box

by Paradise Staff

We have recently updated the packaging for our Revolution Spinning Wheel. It is very important that you watch the instructional video before you start taking everything out of the box. The video above will take you through the entire setup process of the Deluxe Revolution Package. We also show how to change the drive band […]

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How To Join A Stretchy Drive Band for a Spinning Wheel

by Paradise Staff

The clear poly drive band is becoming more and more common. This drive band material does not work for all wheel so be careful when you are ordering it. If you have a double drive wheel you can not use the clear poly drive band. This material will only work for single drive wheels. If […]

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Louet Spinning Wheel Comparison

by Paradise Staff

Louet fest 2013 was a blast. I was able to sit down with Dave from Louet and compare four of their most popular wheels. Louet wanted to make a high quality entry level wheel at a reasonable price point and they came up with the S17. This is a bobbin lead single drive wheel. It […]

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How do I choose the right weaving loom for me?

by Paradise Staff

When considering weaving looms for sale it is important to take into consideration what types of items that you want to weave. Larger fabrics and rugs are common selections, and the amount of space that you have for a weaving loom must also be taken into consideration. For beginners and those with limited space, rigid […]

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How to choose an Ashford Spinning Wheel

by Paradise Staff

There’s no shortage of styles and types of spinning wheels for sale, and spinners seek out that perfect wheel that’s just right for them. Ashford is a great choice for spinners who are The Ashford Traditional is one of the most popular wheels in the world and has been on the market basically forever. Like […]

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Spinning Wool

by Paradise Staff

Choosing the right spinning wool and spinning yarn can go a long way in assuring the quality that you are looking for in your knitting projects. There are plenty of spinning yarn and spinning wool selections to choose from, and it is important to get a quality product to avoid the itchy and scratchy feel […]

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Navajo Plying on a Drop Spindle Basics with Rachel Video

by Paradise Staff

Rachel, our local spinning guru demonstrates Navajo Plying on a drop spindle.  She breaks down the basics of Navajo Plying for beginners and intermediate spinners alike.  Make sure to check our class schedule for local classes here at our shop on our website www.paradisefibers.com.

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Spinning Tips for learning to spin and Trav’s Dow of Spinning

by Paradise Staff

There are so many different thicknesses of yarn from worsted and bulky weight all the way down to lace and fingering it can be challenging to figure out where to start.  I recommend trying to spin worsted or bulky in a single ply for your first yarn.  Please note my preface: this is my way […]

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