Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Learning to spin yarn with a drop spindle
It did happen, thanks to Valerie. We went to a gathering of spinners at the Hands On Knitting store. The ladies showed us how to get started and Viola! I loved it.
I've been spinning each day and each day I improve just a little bit more. I had read somewhere that you should learn to spin with a spindle first. I agree with that statement. Spinning with a drop spindle gives you time to get the feel of the wool and the drawing ( pulling it out). The drop spindle is a simple tool so you are not overwhelmed with all the mechanics and size of the spinning wheel.
With that said, I'm ready to buy a spinning wheel. I have no idea where I'll put it, but I want one. (g) I found one on Craig's list that may or may not have been sold yet. I sent her a text and I'll do some more shopping around.
Buying a spinning wheel was one of the big purchases I had planned for this year. I didn't put it on the top of the list because it was more of a goal than a reality. Looks like it might be a reality after all.