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« on: May 01, 2007 06:09:14 PM »

Hypothetical question- but please answer beacause it does have more than hypothetical meaning to me.

If you went in to your LYS and someone was spinning yarn with a spindle and showed you how they do it and how simple it was and offered an inexpensive class would you want to learn?

Or- if you could magically have super spinning talent would you be interested in making your own yarn?

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2007 06:35:21 PM »

Definitely, yes- to both questions.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2007 07:05:12 PM »

I wish I knew how.......

it makes me sad that I dont..... Sad
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2007 08:11:31 PM »

yes!  I love spinning.  I actually think I like it more than knitting.

I didn't take a class.  I "taught" myself from a booklet and the internet and I just couldn't get the hang of it.  I went to a local fiber store and showed the woman my yarn and asked her for tips, and she grabbed a spindle and showed me how.  My yarn improved dramatically after that.

Spinning is really meditative for me.  I can sit there and spin for hours and not realize it.
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2007 10:17:51 PM »

There is a spinning board under Other Fiber Arts on Craftster. Smiley I'm sure you can get tips there, too.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=171.0
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2007 11:50:14 PM »

Thanks for taking the time to respond!

bruisinraincloud- try it! it's really easy and fun! seriously you will be amazed at how simple it is if you try.

caledonia_mission-- I taught myself to spin with a spindle but I am definitely taking lessons for the wheel! It is very relaxing though!

knittinfiasco- thanks for the suggestion. I go to that board reguarly. I am trying to see what non spinners think about the subject as research for a LYS I am looking into opening.
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2007 07:19:14 AM »

Hmm... I'm knit a lot... but I do love to spin. I just recently started. My boyfriend's dad made me some spindles, my swap partner sent me some wool... and it began. I haven't knit anything out of the yarn that I've made, but soon. I wish there were places around me who offered spinning classes. I would love to learn on a wheel, and learn how to better my spindle technique. I hope that helps...
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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2007 07:25:00 AM »

This isn't actually the place for market research.  I'd be happy to move it to either the spinning board or one of the business sections.
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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2007 08:07:59 AM »

Like lothruin said, the boards are not for market research. I've moved it to crafty business discussion so you can get the proper responses.
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