The Bulky Issue, 13

Volume 4 - Issue 2

Don’t miss this bright and summery issue that’s all about bringing back the bulky! Almost every spinner can spin big in the beginning but often laments the loss of that ability as spinning skills increase. This issue not only drafting thicker woolen and worsted yarns, but also plying thinner yarns to build bulk, and a several other options for building bulk! We’ve got tips and tricks for building grist and increasing diameter. We can help you avoid variation and keep consistent even when spinning big yarns.  Are there breeds that are best for bulk, Beth Smith helps you find out. Deb Robson keeps you in the loop about fiber length and Michelle Boyd talks about wheel set up and lets you in on the truth about tension. Pre-drafting is explored using a diz and for plying up, what about a heck? We’ve explored which draft is best for building bulk and how draft impacts wear when it comes to these thick yarns. Yarn diameter affects color too, let Jillian tell you how.  Of course there’s more but you for sure don’t want to miss all the great projects for those fat yarns!


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