What is thwacking yarn?

What is thwacking yarn?

Thwacking is a finishing technique where you take your freshly washed handspun and let it collide with a hard surface. Yes! Smack your yarn against a counter or other hard surface. This technique is not for the faint at heart, but it definitely has a purpose in your handspun arsenal.

Should you wash yarn after spinning?

So you’ve spun your yarn, what next? In nearly every situation you should wash your skein of handspun before you do anything else. Most handspun changes when it hits water. The plies even out, the crimp reactivates, and often the length changes.

What does it mean to full yarn?

After skeining the singles… I decided to try “fulling” it – with the goal of semi felting the singles so they would puff up and hold together better. Fulling – is a process where the spinner uses heat, agitation and moisture to finish yarn.

Can I use a swift instead of a niddy-noddy?

With a swift you can make large skeins and small skeins, know the exact yardage, and spend less time doing it. Using a swift instead of niddy-noddy is also easier on your arms and shoulders too.

What is the purpose of a niddy-noddy?

The niddy-noddy is an essential piece of spinning equipment used for winding yarn into skeins. To measure how long of a skein your niddy noddy will make measure the length from end of the arm diagonally to the next then multiply it by two.

Can you crochet with single ply yarn?

Single ply yarn adds a distinct aesthetic to knit and crocheted items crafted from it. You might notice a softer overall feel with less distinct stitch definition.

How do you dry yarn quickly?

Yarn will dry quickly outside on a sunny day. If it is humid or rainy, drying yarn with a gentle fan in the area can help the yarn dry more quickly. When you lay out your yarn, you can fluff it a little with your fingers to help spread out the individual strands to dry. This should be done gently to avoid tangles.