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« on: April 09, 2007 01:43:42 PM »

I've looked over all the tutorials and watched the videos that I could on my computer...but this is just not happening....I got a kit from mainewoodsyarn (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=50026)and it looks like this....



I have my leader...but when I try to join the roving nothing happens it won't join....does anyone have any tips for a newbie to actually get started???
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2007 01:46:57 PM »

ok, I never really got the hang on sinning on a spindle, but I could get my yarn to join. What I did was tie a slip knot in the end of my leader, slip the end of the roving though it (2 inches maybe) and fold it back onto itself. when your spindle spins, it'll the folded part will twist with the long part, and your leader will be caught.

I hope that made sense.
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2007 02:07:17 PM »

That's still how I spin, even on my wheel!

Make a loop, slip the fiber through it and double it back on yourself and then start spinning.  works great!
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2007 09:26:03 PM »

lol I just posted a thread like this last week when I started spinning. Everything online was so confusing! lol But everyone suggested to me making the little loop in the leader...then put your thread through it and start to spin!
 Good luck spinning. I love the colors you got, I can't wait to see the yarn you make from it!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2007 05:42:02 AM »

Yeah I'm going to try that tonight....all the directions I read said to actually break the yarn an inch or so down and connect there but that wasn't working one bit. The loop way seems to make more sense....Cross your fingers Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2007 01:10:44 PM »

When I'm using my drop spindle with a hook I just attach my hook to the wool, pull and twist carefully and start to spin. When it's time to wind on the yarn I take it off the hook and wind it on and continue as usual. Hmm.. I'm not sure I make much sense here... But at least I can say that there's other ways than using a leader. I think it's too much trouble joining when there is a hook which you just 'hook' into the wool and start to spin right away..

Now I feel I make even less sense.. I'm sick and too tired to be writing, I should be silent  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2007 09:31:53 PM »

I don't use a leader on a handspindle either.  I just loop the wool through the hook and twist it back to itself. It's the very end so it really doesn't matter if it's weird or lumpy. 
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2007 05:32:14 AM »

OK I took a class this weekend at an awesome fiber festival I went to and it that helped a lot....we didn't even use the hook though....and it was much easier! I'll show my first little mini skein later.

Thanks all for your help!
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