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In addition to your spinning wheel, there are many tools out there for spinners to help you spin better and consistent yarn, and to reproduc...

In addition to your spinning wheel, there are many tools out there for spinners to help you spin better and consistent yarn, and to reproduc.

Handy Plying - another method for plying singles into 2-ply yarn, instead of Andean Plying. Faster to get onto the hand, easier to  control and is good for high twist or snaggy yarns.  For those the bracelet can be kept on the fatter part of the hand to keep tension on the singles, rather than put all the way down onto the wrist.  Knitty: editorial win 05

Handy Plying - another method for plying singles into yarn, instead of Andean Plying. Faster to get onto the hand, easier to control and is good for high twist or snaggy yarns.

Excellant illustration depicting how to "read" ideal twist angles in plied…

illustration depicting how to "read" ideal twist angles in plied yarns. This is probably obvious, but I'd never seen it before.

adding new fiber when spinning--must remember as I am still struggling with my joins.

Adding new fiber when spinning. Good illustration of how to make a very fine join. I have yet to even try to spin fine yarn.

Homemade twist angle gauge

A spinner's compass -- Measuring and Documenting your yarn : Knittyspin Spring+Summer 2014

Write down ratios, twist direction, yardage, and more so you'll always know how you spun your favorite handspun. How To Keep A Handspun Yarn Journal | withwool.com

How To Keep A Handspun Yarn Journal

Write down ratios, twist direction, yardage, and more so you'll always know how…

How do I know which ratio to choose on my spinning wheel when I want to spin a specific fibre? More about ratios and twist etc.

How do I know which ratio to choose on my spinning wheel when I want to spin a specific fibre? More about ratios and twist etc.

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