So.. I've been lurking in the spinning area for a while drooling over all the gorgeous yarns that I've been seeing. This is my first post. I've been wanting to spin my own for some time now. So, I decided to try drop spinning first to see if I like it. I made my own drop spindle and started to spin yarn. My hubby was watching the process and mentioned that I would get tired of it really fast. (he knows that I'm the type of person that needs things to go more quickly) And, I had a hard time keeping the spindle spinning while learning to draft at the same time. So, he made me a dremel powered spindle spinning wheel!! It still needs some tweaking, but today I made my some yarn!! I'm so excited about this spindle. It's making beautiful yarn and much quicker that doing it with a drop spindle. I'll post more pics of the yarn after I finish it. I still have a lot more to make. I'm so excited and happy!!! Anyways... on to the pictures. http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/bperry042/RomneyWoolOnSpindle.jpg
So pretty!! I can't wait to see it all done. I'm thinking I'm going to make a headband, or some short fingerless gloves.http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/bperry042/BackOfSpindleWYarn.jpg
Two wheels were used to slow down the dremel power. It was way to fast.http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g215/bperry042/FrontofSpindleWYarn.jpg
The dremel is plugged into a power strip so I can turn the dremel on and off easily. (I'm pretty clumsy and get flustered when it gets going to fast, so a button to turn it on and off is much easier)
** I hope I've put this in the right place. It's not technically a finished project yet, and I thought I might do up a tut on making one if anyone is interested.