I May Be A Little Crazy

I’ll leave room for the possibility, anyway.  I’m thinking about learning to spin.  When I was looking at giveaway gifts on Etsy, I came across “learn to spin” kits which included a drop spindle and gorgeous hand-dyed roving to get started.  I managed to talk myself out of it, since it was the color that caught my eye, and the seller was in the UK – I’m sure the shipping charges were very reasonable for an ocean voyage, but not when this was a whim and I have no idea if I’ll even like it.

The owner of my LYS mentioned to me a couple of years ago that she thought I might enjoy spinning (based on a conversation we were having about yarn texture), and I keep coming back to the thought.  What holds me back is the fact that I have NO TIME right now between work, the kids and house, and my other projects to learn a new medium that will probably engross me.  But then again there would be the lusciousness of fiber through my fingers, and….oh wait, I already wrote about that!

Do any of you spin your own yarn?  Or have you tried it and walked away?  Let me know your experience, please!

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  1. I have tried drop spinning and I quite enjoy it. I found it sort of difficult to get started and I still can't draft the fibres and spin at the same time. I found a video on you tube where the spinner pre drafted her fibres and then just spun them so I did that and it worked quite well. I have a bag of various pieces of unspun fibre for practising, if you can get your drop spindle I can send you on a few pieces to try. I have seen some people make a spindle from a cd, stick and hook but I don't think the weight would be quite right.


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