How to Use a Spindle to Turn a Variety of Fibers Into Yarn
Learn an ancient skill of how to use a spindle to turn different fibers into yarn just like folks did through generations of homesteaders.
For centuries a number of different cultures all over the world including here in the US have been turning the fibers from the hair of domesticated farm animals like goats and sheep. There are a variety of plant material that can also be turned into yarn.
The fibers are spun into thread or yarn and then woven into the fabric for making clothes. This article was designed to introduce the reader to a simple spindle that is used for spinning the fibers.
This tutorial on using a spindle is from, North Country Farmer. The author of the article was looking to share with as many people as they can about the timeless method for spinning fibers.