A little over a year ago, my friend and I were at a Fall Festival at a historic house outside Pittsburgh. We got to the festival and explored the house and checked out the vendors and exhibits. While we were looking around, we saw a lady on a spinning wheel. I stopped and asked her questions and asked if I could try it, and she let me spin my own yarn on the spinning wheel.
OMG! I was hooked; it was so cool to sit there and pull wool and make yarn! I was able to spin a little bit of my own yarn on the spinning wheel and I thought this was the most incredible thing ever. I was ready to run out and buy my own spinning wheel, but common sense told me to slow down a little.
I did however do a little research and I found some drop spindles that are a lot more affordable and I found a YouTube video with a tutorial on how to use the drop spindle by MegganERisk. I enjoyed this video and some of her others, she’s fun and I found her easy to follow, not too slow and not too fast.
So, I went and bought a drop spindle on Amazon and I bought some roving and I started to spin my own yarn. As predicted, my yarn spinning days were short-lived, so I’m glad I did not invest in the spinning wheel right away. lol There is just not enough time in the day to do all of the crafts I want to do. And I guess spinning took a back seat, but I have gained an appreciation of the art of making yarn. I still want to spin yarn and I think I will continue to do it as time permits, but it is not my primary hobby.
2 thoughts on “Spinning Yarn”
I wonder if the hand spinner could salvage overworked yarn?
Maybe? Or maybe just plying them again? I haven’t tried it.
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