I am feeling very frustrated right now. I have been trying to learn to spin. I bought a top whorl drop spindle and a bottom whorl top spindle. I have read all the instructions and I think I understand what should happen in theory. However, all of my attempt with these spindles have failed. I put the leader on, i attach the leader to my fiber, i start spinning the spindle, the leader yarn begins to spin quickly--- and my fiber just sits there- it doesn't spin or do anything. I have tried this several times and I can't understand what I am doing wrong. I really want to spin. I LOVE yarn and would love to be able to create it. I also have a fiber hook up (my friends mom has a big farm with tons of sheepies).
Do you think maybe spindle spinning just isn't right for me? It seems like a wheel would be faster and easier for me. I really want to spin and I don't think I am going to be able to get into it using a spindle, but I don't know how wise it would be to go buy a wheel, what if I don't like that? Is there anyone here who hates spindles but loves to spin on a wheel? Should I just go buy one and give it a try?