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Carding a Textured Art Batt on a Mad Batt’r

Making Rolags on a Drum Carder using your brush as a brake

Carding a Batt from Layers into Stripes

Carding a Textured Art Batt on a Fine Tooth Carder

Washing Fleece-photo tutorial

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Solar Dyeing Fiber in Small Batches- photo tutorial

No Roll Wet Felting (wet felting in the dryer)
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Carding a Textured Art Batt

Corespinning in parts-
Prepping fiber/yarn to begin

Corespinning technique

Adding sequins/ribbon

Adding things to large to fit thru your orifice

Ending your yarn

Coreless Corespinning and wrapping-

Feel free to ask questions in the “reply” box below and I’ll answer them for all to see. If you have a question, chances are, other do as well, so please ask away so we can all keep learning! xo


15 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is excellent and so exciting! It’s just what I want to learn to do.
    Thank you,
    Teri Conroy,

    July 15, 2011
    • That’s not even 10 mientus well spent!

      September 18, 2011
      • Good point. I hadn’t thouhgt about it quite that way. 🙂

        November 23, 2011
  2. Amy #

    Thanks for this! Took a course early spring and have not had the chance to try at home. Thank you for the videos 🙂

    July 31, 2011
  3. Linda #

    Love your demos … very easy to follow. What type of spinning wheel do you use for these very textured yarns?


    November 11, 2011
  4. Thanks Everyone!
    Linda- I use a Lendrum DT for traveling (and what I was using on these videos) I now use a Majacraft Aura at home.

    November 24, 2011
  5. Carlene Paquette #

    I am trying to master corespinning. My first attempts were terribly overspun. After trying your method, wrapping the core around my hand and drafting out to the side, my resulting yarn is a bit better, but still has excess twist. Do you have any tips for removing the excess twist?

    May 27, 2014
  6. Esther, we met at the Majorcraft forum Feb 2014. My question is, after you’ve done your corespun single, or coreless corespun single, do you then need to ply it or is that it, yarn done? Thanks, Angela

    April 18, 2015
  7. Dawn #

    Can you use strips of fabric, like vintage sari, to spin with? And can you mix it with other fibers as you go?

    September 3, 2015
    • Indeed, you can spin with ribbon or strips of fabric! I like to corespin it as I go with other fibers, just trap the beginning and end with wool or whatever fiber you’re spinning with. Add a bit of extra twist before it goes onto the bobbin so it stays tight when you set the twist. I’ll have that technique in my upcoming interweave art yarn video 🙂

      September 10, 2015
  8. Dawn #

    Let me know when you do that because I have failed at it so far:)

    September 10, 2015
  9. Debbie #

    I just watched your core spinning video. It was fantastic! So easy to understand. Did you make your Christmas tree? Would love to see what you did with the yarn. Thanks for a great video.

    August 20, 2016
  10. Robyn Becker #

    Followed over from Ashford’s new e-spinner. Loved your videos on core spinning here and on Interweave. The Christmas tree yarn was amazing. I realize that the original was a couple of years ago but was wondering if you have a finished knitted or crocheted tree from that yarn. Can’t wait to try this technique.

    July 31, 2019

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