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« on: June 30, 2007 04:31:08 AM »

On a wheel, for the first time ever at the Craft and Quilt Fair held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre this week.

While my friend tried her hand a weaving at the Spinners and Weavers guild display, the lovely ladies there gave me a lesson on wheel spinning. It was really helpful, I now know sorta what my problem is with the spindle, (I keep my hands to close together making drawing the yarn out difficult) and have the times and dates that the guild is giving lessons. So here it is my very first yarn



It is about 1 1/2 metres after being plied back onto itself, the ladies did that for me too. I think its beauuuuuuuutiful. I plan on framing it  Cheesy

The best was yet to come however, the boy is finally convinced that I am serious about the whole thing, so seeing my absolute excitement about my bit of yarn (and after commenting that his first yarn was so much better. Farming family, kept sheep for spinning. He can knit and spin) he rang his mother without me knowing what he was doing and asked if I could borrow her wheel, so as soon as we can organise to go get it I will have a wheel on semi-permanent loan  Grin
He's a keeper  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2007 06:41:14 AM »

I love it! I was soooo excited about my first yarn. It's still beautiful Cheesy

And your boy is DEFINITELY a keeper. I think spinning is the only craft my boy has taken any interest in! And thats only to say "wow, you can make ROPE!" haha

yay for wheels!
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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2007 07:12:41 AM »

Congrats on the great looking yarn!  I think that framing it sounds like a fantastic idea.  What a beautiful piece of artwork! 
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« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2007 09:44:26 PM »

And I spun some more  Cheesy I was re-inspired to try my spindle again. its not perfect but I loves it anyway.



I got impatient and wanted to see something more yarny so this one too, is just so long. 2 metres after being plied. Keep this up and I'll have something a usable length in a couple of years. Wink But its so soft and shiny, and can you tell that I'm a little over excited about this.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2007 10:28:02 AM »

That's so exciting! You're already plying too!!! What kind of wheel do you have on loan?
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2007 03:09:59 PM »

That's so exciting! You're already plying too!!! What kind of wheel do you have on loan?

I really have no idea lol. His folks live about 6 hours away so we need to organise someone to take a road trip to get it. I have the vague recollection of it being handcrafted.

I'm just full of helpful information  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2007 12:42:08 AM »

Whoo hoo!  I am so excited for you sharre.  I cannot wait to join the ranks too.
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