Handspinning is the craft of creating yarn from fiber, by drawing the fibers out while twisting them. It can by accomplished using a spinning wheel treadled by foot or by hand, or using a drop or support spindle or even more primitive means.
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Handspun yarn can be made from many different types of raw fiber. Animal (protein) fibers are those such as wool shorn from sheep, goats or camelids (such as alpaca and llama). Plant fiber (cellulose) examples are cotton, or bast fibers (from the stem of a plant) such as flax (linen) or ramie. Man-made fibers that handspinners use include rayon and lyocell (Tencel).
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