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« on: November 06, 2008 07:21:08 PM »

i've had a drop spindle for almost three years now, and have been unable to get it to work, dispite the zine it came with.

last week i got a book on spinning out from my local library.

i started off with a mystery fiber from an exotic pack my mom gave me not long after i got the drop spindle. it was white and soft and smooth.

i did a foot by a method the book called 'wool in hand' and is basically rolling the wool against your leg over and over. and then i hauled out my drop spindle and went to town.

i did just over ten meters of yarn before i ran out of fibers. it was fun and easy and awesome!





its not the best picture, but my digi cam blows. i've already crocheted it all up into 4 hearts to attach to hand made xmas gifts for my relatives.
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008 07:42:34 PM »

Nice job! Congrats on your first spin, and may there be many more in your future. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2008 06:19:20 AM »

Looking good!

Check out Abby Franquemont's utube video about drop spindle basics
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2008 11:25:39 AM »

Cool, glad you liked it.


It kind of adds another layer to your projects having spun your own yarn, kind of like growing your own vegetables.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2008 08:43:49 PM »

well done!  Looks much like the stuff I did my first time.  I love the look of beginner stuff, so lumpy and full of different textures.  I love texture!   
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008 05:30:47 AM »

It kind of adds another layer to your projects having spun your own yarn, kind of like growing your own vegetables.

and then canning them and enjoying during the winter!
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