I just go back from teaching at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival and it was wonderful!
In several of my classes I talk about twist angle and teach spinners how to measure it. There was one tool I brought along this time that really helped spinners to see the angle of twist in their yarn. It’s nifty little device called the Eszee Twist Tool by Camaj Fiber Arts.
It comes as part of the bigger kit with a booklet that helps a spinner design a yarn they have in mind.
The info in the booklet is very good indeed, but the tool that helps measure all of the things yarn-y is one of my favorite things. It has a WPI gauge, a yarn thickness guide, a twist angle gauge and a magnifying card. Of course a spinner can build their own kit with all of these things, but having it all together as a couple of pieces of slim plastic is just too good for this not-too-organized-with my-tools spinner to pass up.
In fact to be the most perfect tool for me to measure my yarn, it’s missing only one thing.
My best fiber friend – the headlamp.
What is your favorite yarn measuring tool?