Saturday, June 25, 2016

Adding beads while spinning singles

 I have been mastering a certain way of adding beads onto a single spun yarn at the same time you are spinning with only using a fishing wire!

 I've done the crochet hook method onto un-spun fiber but with some of the beads, even the teeniest tiniest crochet hook just will not fit through! So after much thought I decided to try using the wire that the beads I purchased already came with (I purchased my beads from Michael's for this yarn I made) and even if you purchase loose beads, you can easily just string them onto fishing wire.

I made a youtube video, with the help of my husband, that I will explain how simple it really is to do it! 

What you will need:

  • Beads: Make sure the beads you use will fit through your orifice AND flyer hooks. Trust me.

  •  Fishing wire 
  • Fiber of your choosing: For me I hand dyed some border leicester locks with Jacquard dye giving it a ocean inspired color and on one bobbin I spun straight from the lock but for the second bobbin I hand carded and then rolled into rolags using crochet hooks.

spinning from lock

Make your own rolags with hooks


 I hope it was simple enough to understand and I hope you enjoyed it! 

Under the Sea will soon be available for purchase in my Etsy Shop!


  1. Oh... I'll have to try that some time soon. I loved the video. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Oh hurray! I was hoping it would make sense and simple enough to try. :)