Choosing your first spinning wheel. This article is so informative and well-written. I had seen or heard most of these thoughts scattered all over the place, but to have them in a single coherent article is fantastic.
When you're first learning how to spin, you may get stumped by some common spinning wheel problems. Don't despair! We're here to help ease the frustration you may be facing with some spinning wheel troubleshooting. Trust us — you can figure it out!
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 1st, 2013. You can purchase the book here: http://www.shopneauveau.com/product/spinning-and-dyeing-yarn-the-home-spinners-guide-to-creating-traditional-and-art-yarns-hardcover
Tasha Tudor Spinning was the first paying job women had (16th century). Prior to the invention of the spinning wheel, they could only be supported by a man or family member. Spinning wheels made it so they could earn their own living - many women no longer needed to marry - thus the term "spinster" has described an un-married woman. I admire them greatly!