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What does skein mean?

After yarn is spun it is wound into a skein on a niddy-noddy or skein winder. A skein is a coil of yarn wound like a garden hose, with a circumference usually of 1-2 yards. (MORE)
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What is a skein?

A skein is a flock of geese flying in a v type formation. This  reduces the drag created by air flowing over their wings enabling  them to fly further.

What is a skein of wool?

A skein of wool indicates that the length of yarn is made of wool and is sold as a skein, or hank. There is no standard for a skein's length or weight.
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How do you set a skein of wool after spinning it?

SOAK it in warm water with a little bit of detergent with VERY LIMITED agitation to avoid the wool felting. Rinse in clean, cool water and hang to air dry. If the spun wool is (MORE)
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What are skein members?

you may be referring to a flock of geese or swans flying in a V formation
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What is a tangled skein of jute?

Jute is a strong, heavy fiber-like string, which comes in a looselycoiled roll called a skein. When the string comes loose from theroll, it can become knotted and tangled.
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