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« on: April 19, 2009 05:35:30 AM »

well Ive ordered one from eBay (yay for eBay) as in England the north east area doesn't cater at all to spinning. well I guess you could bug a few farmers. Though the yorkshire dales is 2 hours away from me and that's to far for me to travel to buy one thing.
so anyway I ordered one and I wish to know if its capable at doing more advanced levels of yarn when I get better at it and if anyone has one any reviews on it and would you recommend it.
oh also just in case I have link for it if they are different types of drop spindles as well hear you go
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Ashford-Drop-Spindle-Full-Kit-for-beginners-LEVEL-1_W0QQitemZ110371606575QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Crafts_OtherCrafts_Spinning_Weaving?hash=item110371606575&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1688%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
I cant wait to start playing with it and I hope i become good at spinning unlike my sewing skills which made me name my sewing machine Matt Damon.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009 06:53:56 AM »

I've got that spindle.  But I bought a wheel really quickly too, so the spindle has been more of a toy to find out what smaller sections of fiber I should spin to get what results.   I only have ever spun singles, then plied them on a spindle.  I still find it tricky to do anything fancy on the wheel, so I'm not sure how tricky it is on the spindle.  But I will say that a straight up single is pretty easy!
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009 10:04:00 AM »

thats great
thanks for taking the time to comment My parents are very scepitcal of me sayings its a fad so I have to start small  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009 10:19:54 AM »

lol... may start as a fad, but will soon become an addiction.  be prepared!
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