Modern History of Handspinning


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Three upright style wheels that speak to the evolution of spinning in the last three decades: Louet on the right was my first wheel from the 80s, basic beginner-friendly when we were all spinning simple single and two-ply yarns to knit and weave. The wheel in the middle is a Lendrum that I bought in the 90s, we all wanted more control over our spinning and to go finer. The wheel on the left is an Ashford Country Spinner with giant everything to accommodate big bulky art yarns. Photo: Liz Hubbard. In Eugene, Oregon at the 1989 World Congress on Coloured Sheep, spinners and knitters gather in the NorthWest Regional Spinners Association (NwRSA), the Weaver’s Guild of Oregon (WeGO) and the Eugene Knitter’s Guild’s booth.
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This photo was taken at Sock Summit 2011, a conference held in Portland at the peak of the sock knitting craze. These knitters are waiting for the Trade Show doors to open. Photo: Liz Hubbard. This is Annabel Grohs wearing a felted mask made by Melissa Nasby. We were at Yarnival 2013, an art yarn festival hosted by Lexi Boeger in Placerville, California. Photo: Liz Hubbard.