Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Fruit of My First Spinning Class... A Sweet 2-ply Hand Spun Yarn!
Today I had my first spinning class and learned to make hand spun yarn on a wheel. In the photo above is the fruit of my labor. The yarn that I made today is 42 yards of 2-ply with wool and silk fibers mixed. The six hour class was somewhat exhausting both physically and mentally, but I learned quite a lot. Overall, I was satisfied with my learning experience. My only wish is that I had gotten to spin on more than one kind of wheel. I was only able to use a Kromski Minstrel wheel. I liked it, but I haven't ever used anything else and would really like to get a feel for other wheels before getting one of my own. At least I have begun the journey of spinning though. With many other things preoccupying my time right now, I am uncertain if I will be taking the plunge and purchasing a spinning wheel of my own anytime soon, but it certainly could be in my future.