Spinning Yarn

Spinning Yarn honor

 Skill Level:  1
Category:  Arts, Crafts, and Hobbies

Original Honor:  2018
AdventSource Honors Handbook PDF
AdventSource Catalog: Patch Order (must have approved order login) (link from AdventSource)
Wiki.pathfindersonline.org Article/Answer Key 
Originating Institution: North American Division


  1. Describe the history or progression of spinning.

  2. Name at least three types of animal fibers spun today.

  3. Name at least one non-animal fiber spun today.

  4. Describe why wool lends itself more to spinning over other animal fibers.

  5. What is the largest source of handspun wool in your region or country?

  6. Find at least three references in the Bible concerning the development of wool materials.

  7. Define the following terms:
    a. Spinning in the grease
    b. Rolag
    c. Carding
    d. Teasing
    e. Whorl
    f. Plied yarn

  8. Identify the three main categories of spindles. Find examples of each.

  9. Construct a drop spindle and demonstrate its use.

  10. Explain the steps of turning fiber into yarn.

  11. Demonstrate the carding of any type of animal fiber.

  12. Spin at least ten feet of yarn using a drop spindle.

  13. Read Matthew 6:28-30. How can you relate what you have experienced in this honor to Jesus’ words?