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Those Old Fashioned Skills Could Save Your Life. Wow really eye opening.

Spinning Alpaca by John C. Campbell Folk School, via Flickr | Visit us at www.folkschool.org to find out more about our classes

More spinning outdoors! Spinning Alpaca/Harmony Wools & Alpacas/Jenny Bennett/John C.

closeup of tensioner and exit hole  there is a white string going over a sort of wooden oreo. That oreo is fixed to the brass tube (I don't think we needed to glue it, the fit was tight enough that the oreo doesn't slip). The string over the oreo acts as a brake.

there is a white string going over a sort of wooden oreo. That oreo is fixed to the brass tube (I don't think we needed to glue it, the fit was tight enough that the oreo doesn't slip). The string over the oreo acts as a brake.

This is the Kiwi as I have it set up now. I'm considering switching out to the jumbo flyer soon, though. This is at the end of week 4, with a short backward draw.

This is the Kiwi as I have it set up now. I'm considering switching out to the jumbo flyer soon, though. This is at the end of week with a short backward draw.

Carding Fleece by John C. Campbell Folk School, via Flickr | Visit us at www.folkschool.org to find out more about our classes

Carding Fleece by John C. Campbell Folk School, via Flickr | Visit us at www.folkschool.org to find out more about our classes

PVC tube spinning wheel.

Build your own art yarn spinning wheel from PVC pipe and craft store supplies. Instructions and supply list are included in my book that will be published November

Looks like a wool carding brush.....To make wool " cards" for a wool blanket you need two carding  brushes like this one.  Mom had these and I saw her make the wool cards for oue wool quilts.  She would re-card the old wool after it got matted or separated in the blanket and come up with new cards and a fresh quilt.

wool carding brush-To make wool " cards" for a wool blanket you need two carding brushes like this one.

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