Cuidheall-Shnìomha | A look at the Gaelic terms for the Spinning Wheel
This blog post was written by myself originally for the DASG (Dachaigh Airson Storas na Gàidhlig/Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic) blog in May 2018 when I was working at Glasgow...Read more
Waulking: An Experiment, Minus the Urine...
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sealy MacWheely | Katie (@sealymacwheely) If you follow me on social media you may have seen a few reels...Read more
Deep Dive: Kromski Fantasia
I was recently asked by a student which of the spinning wheels I would choose if I could only keep one from the shop's collection. It took me a few minutes to...Read more
What is the Difference Between Wool Top and Roving?
So you've got your spindle or wheel all set up, you've had a wee practice and you're ready to invest in your first floofy goodness but what do all the...Read more
Deep Dive: Ashford Kiwi 3
In my humble opinion the Ashford Kiwi 3 is one of the best wheels currently on the market. A relatively new design it has a number of features and improvements...Read more
Tips and Tricks for New Wheel Spinners
Spinning is an excellent skill with a long and fascinating history which, once mastered, is therapeutic as well as productive. For many budding spinners, however, it can seem like a very deep and daunting rabbit hole to fall into but fear not! I have had the pleasure of teaching spinners for a number of years now and have collected a number of tips and tricks to help you get started on your spinning journey!Read more
How Do You Solve a Problem Like Merino?
It is widely acknowledged that if a scientist were to discover wool today it would be considered a ground breaking super-fibre due to its incredible insulating, fire resistant, anti-microbial and...Read more
How to Care for your Hand Dyed Yarns and Fibre
One of the worries that I hear most often from customers who are new to hand dyed yarns is as follows:Read more
‘but how do I care for it – I don’t want to ruin such beautiful yarn’
let’s face it – it’s a very valid fear, particularly given the higher price point of indy dyed yarns and their uniqueness compared with their mill-dyed cousins.