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Spinning wool into yarn
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:54 pm  Reply with quote
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I've decided to teach myself to spin.  Have no mentor, have never seen it done.  Can't afford a wheel, LOL.  So relying on You Tube, etc. to learn this wonderful new hobby.

I did purchase some drop spindles and ay yi yi, I'm embarrassed to say it is not as easy as it looks.  Well, shall I say, I simply need to keep practicing.  I'm hoping that getting that down pat when I get my wheel it'll be easier.

Any spinners here?  Any suggestions for affordable roving while I am learning?  It doesn't seem to make sense to pay the prices I'm running into when I'm making shitty yarn.  My attempts have been   .

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:59 am Reply with quote
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A friend of mine taught me to spin on a drop spindle and it does require practice.  I think I liked the idea of  spinning more than the actual spinning, though!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:42 am Reply with quote
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TX CrochetLover wrote:
A friend of mine taught me to spin on a drop spindle and it does require practice.  I think I liked the idea of  spinning more than the actual spinning, though!


CL, I am so hoping that's not the case with me (though typical, LOL).  I just ordered a Tibetan spindle from Spanish Peacock and at $87 I'd better like the idea, doing it, and the whole kit-n-kaboodle.  Check out his skill:  
http://www.spanishpeacock.com/catalog/tibetans.htm  It looks so easy:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCjubnwi5Yo

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:14 am Reply with quote
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Those are some gorgeous spindles!  I have a supported spindle and a couple of drop spindles, one I made at a workshop on learning to spin. I have never bought roving, just still practice occasionally with what I got in the workshop. It is soothing in a way and if I got as good as some of those people on You Tube, I would probably enjoy the end result a lot better!


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