Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools
We can make yarn with a stick and some wool. Pretty incredible, really! Then some people made a wheel. And we saw more balanced and sophisticated sticks called spindles. Suddenly electric machines were made, also known as e-Spinners. And chances are that you’ve got one of those three tools yourself. But what else could help you make really great yarn? That question is why we made this Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools list for you.
This is a general list of equipment, tools, and accessories used in most of the courses at the School of SweetGeorgia. Please take a look at the course materials list as each course is unique with its requirements.
- Wool combs
- Hand carders
- Blending board
- Drum carder
*Each drum carder comes with its own set of tools
- Diz with a small crochet hook or diz threader
Useful Spinning Tools
- Orifice hook
- Wpi tool
- Yardage counter
- Twist angle spinning gauge
- Succaplokki spinners control card
- Spinning oil for maintenance (wheel or e-Spinner)
- Additional bobbins or storage bobbins (wheel or e-Spinner)
Extras to Finish Yarn Easily
- Lazy Kate
- Yarn swift
- Ball winder
- Niddy noddy or skeinwinder
- Waste yarn for figure-8 ties
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Water Basin or bucket
- Wool wash
- Orvus paste
*For heavy lanolin wool or raw fleece
We also offer an excellent course, Tuning Up Your Wheel with Katrina and Eric Steward, for wheel maintenance. In our Spinning with e-Spinners course with Debbie Held, we have lesson 4.1 Plying, Safety & Care for e-Spinner maintenance, too.
Again, these are just a few items you will see come up through many, but not all, of the courses here. What you may think of as Essential Spinning & Fibre Prep Tools may not be to the next person. Some of the teachers will even explain how to DYI some of these items. If there are items you find useful that are not listed, or things you have hacked yourself, please share them in the community forums. We love to share the projects we make and the tools that got us there.