Foxglove
Fiberarts Supply

8040 NE Day Road
Suite 4F
Bainbridge Island, WA
98110-4299

p: 206.780.2747
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F.A.Q.'s

F.A.Q.'s | Overview

Q.

What are speeds and ratios?

A.

Ratios are important in spinning because you can control how quickly twist develops in your yarn - mechanically. Having a wheel with several speeds or ratios allows the spinner to increase or decrease twist rate without changing the normal treadling cadence.

Different fibers require different amounts of twist during spinning and a wheel with a good ratio range makes this easier.

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