Spinning Yarn

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.

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Photo Op at the Fall Festival.

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.

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A little piece of yarn I made at the Fall Festival.

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.

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My first spun yarn on a drop spindle.

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