Monday, February 25, 2013
Spinning Help for the Novice
Spinning help for the novice, the novice being ME!
Mike went to New York a short while back for work. He got the chance to stop by the Fingerlakes Woolen Mill and was able to get a Mill tour with a very nice gentleman who runs the place.
Being the nice guy he is, he picked me up a grab bag of wool that they had on hand, some dark Jacob.
I have been wanting to spin it. Right now I can't sit due to the fall but I have had time to do some spinning homework. The last time I pulled out the wheel I had some difficulties. When your a novice and you are doing something wrong, it can be difficult to figure out what that is. That is when I get frustrated and the wheel gets pushed back in the corner and collects dust.
I haven't been able to find a guild close by so I went to the Internet for help.
I did find a great website that has all kinds of tutorials including several on spinning. They have been very helpful.
I am renewed and ready to dust it off and spin! Now, if I could just sit.....