Do-it-yourself spinning wheel

The Craftsmanspace blog offers a free PDF download of plans to craft and assemble a spinning wheel. The blog also includes a history of spinning wheel use.

Danger Looms Handspun Yarn

Danger Looms spins and dyes handspun yarns focusing on the period breeds.  Icelandic, Shetland, Norwegian, even Jacob can be available.   They also take special orders and will even use your fiber to spin at a good deal.  They offer yarn in a variety of sizes and colors, too, when available, from two-ply laceweight to chunky three-ply.  Each skein is ca

Spinning through the city

Artist Robyn Love decided to connect with her fellow riders by hand-spinning on New York City's 7 train through the borough of Queens. Susan Forste caught the action for a video on Vimeo. (video)

Making a drop spindle

The Joy of Handspinning website offers a short tutorial on how to make a drop spindle using wooden pieces from a craft or hobby store.

Traditional Chinese weaving techniques endangered

The UNESCO website features traditional Li textile techniques of spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering as employed by women of the Li ethnic group of Hainan Province, China. The site includes photos and video.

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive to be held in Santa Cruz

Mistress Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will host a Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive May 28-31, 2010 in the Santa Cruz, CA area. Items produced will be donated to local battered women's shelters.

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive 2010

The Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive 2010 will be happening this coming May 28-31, 2010 (over Memorial Day Weekend), near Santa Cruz, CA (~45 minutes from San Jose, ~ 1.5 hrs from San  Francisco, off the coast).

Spindle may hold "oldest runic inscription in Iceland"

An 11th century spindle, discovered recently in Reykjavík, Iceland, is inscribed with ruins which may be the oldest yet discovered in the country.

Why Knot Come and See?

This event is held in conjunction with the Campbell Gallery exhibit "Why Knot?" The Spurlock Museum and Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild present a day of fiberworking demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. Visit the Spurlock Museum online events calendar for updates on demonstrators and hand-made items for sale.

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers is dedicated to employing, learning and teaching textile arts as they were practiced prior to 1700. For the purpose of the guild, textile arts include but are not limited to spinning, natural dying, weaving, knitting, embroidery (as well as other forms of embellishment), and basketry.