New Spinning Tool: Thumb Flick

Thumb flick

This past weekend I taught at Susan’s Fiber Shop Spinning Retreat, it was great fun!

At one point in the festivities Susan whipped out this cool little tool – a thumb flick.

It’s exactly what it sounds like, a tiny flick that slips over your thumb to use to tease open locks. I used it to flick open locks for blending board batts, and it worked perfectly.




Ready to flick

It’s tiny and light and costs about $10, what’s not to love?

I haven’t seen them anywhere else, and Susan just got them in. If you want one the quickest way is to call her shop.





Here’s Susan demonstrating her flick:

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website