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No Notch Steps 2 and 3

Steps 2 & 3: put the hook of the spindle into the fluffed out end. For wool, this is enough -- pinch about 1/2 a staple length (=individual fiber length) away from the hook and start spinning; let the twist reach your fingers, then start drafting away from there.

 

For slippery fibers like silk or mohair, you might want to loop the drafted out end around the hook and hold both ends of the fiber as you start to spin, to ensure the hook stays in the fiber supply as you start spinning.

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Taken on October 11, 2007