Handspun Nalbinding Yarns
Nalbinding is an ancient textile technique that pre-dates knitting. Nalbinding knots are sewn using a large wooden needle by forming interconnecting loops around your thumb.
This yarn has been specially hand spun for use in nalbinding projects such as mittens, hats or slippers. It has been handspun and plied using a worsted spinning technique that gives a smooth finish. The yarn is spun using a pure merino wool that felts easily.
I now hand spin my naalbinding wool yarns in the opposite direction to conventional yarns. First the yarn is spun to the left, and then plied to the right, creating a Z twist yarn. I find this method of hand spinning creates a yarn that is better suited for nalbinding work.
Of course, this wool is also lovely to use for hand knitting or crochet.
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Categories: Handspun Yarn