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Friday, 16 January 2009
Well. I haven't done it yet.
But I am going to. Oh yes, I am.

I have been resisting the urge to learn to spin with a drop spindle. I do not need another craft. But the fiber made me do it. I mean, I already have the raw materials (do I ever!) but I needed the tool, just one little innocent tool.

So I ordered two! I found a nice little shop on Etsy~ Maine Woods Yarn~ that had a kit with both a top and bottom whorl spindle and I caved in to the fiber pressure (or maybe it was the mountain of fiber exploding in the corner of the room?).

It is here and I am anxious to give it a try. I found a nice series of videos on YouTube by 'The Art of Megan' which were very enlightening.

I don't need another craft and I don't enjoy knitting, but I do have a lot of fiber and a yen to learn to spin, so I will keep you posted!


Mayhem said...

My sister in law used to do that. She made yarn out of everything on earth. Interesting stuff. Good luck!

knitsational said...

This is something I would love to learn to do. But, I'm like you, no another craft! I'll learn one of these days, though.

HappyTrees said...

You'll love it! I love spinning more than i love knitting or crocheting!

Rebecca said...

Oh, how funny! I bought the same set last week- except with a blue/green colorway roving.

You can see my first spinning attempt here:

I'm embarrassed to say, however, that the yarn is still on the spindle. of the other etsy buys for my belated christmas was a pair of your rainbow stockings for DD. I can't wait!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Good for you for trying something new :) I hope it goes well!

Almay Alday said...

Have fun! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures picking up a new craft!

nova_j said...

lol one of my friends bought a drop spindle a while ago... in under a month she had bought a full size spinning wheel because she was so in love with the spinning process! so be warned, it can be a gateway craft! ;)

Lori said...

LOL Every craft is a gateway craft!
Thanks for the encouragement.
And Rebecca~ that is so cool :)

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