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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2010 08:28:25 PM »

Yes! I was planning on learning sometime I just kept putting it off.

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« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2010 09:01:05 PM »

Oh,I have always wanted to, but didn't know where to begin.
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2010 09:08:54 PM »

I'm in!
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2010 09:19:32 PM »

I know how to do some basic spinning on a drop spindle, but I'd love to learn some more complicated techniques (such as adding in beads or glitz, and plying)!

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« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2010 09:36:54 PM »


Me! Me!  I wanna learn!  I have no spinning wheel!  I really do wanna learn!
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« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2010 10:12:00 PM »

This is something my 11yo daughter and I would like to learn.  Thanks so much for the link on homemade spindles, I just may figure out how to make her one for her birthday in Feb.  I'll keep an eye on this thread for sure.

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« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2010 10:16:26 PM »

I desprately, desperately do!

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« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2010 11:24:26 PM »

I reeeeeeeally want to learn!
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2010 11:44:51 PM »

I bought a drop spindle and some roving about 2 years ago and messed around with it a little.  I'd love to pick it back up again and really learn how to do it.  Eventually I'd love to learn well enough to spin dog hair (my dog is a crazy shedder)

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« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2010 12:27:20 AM »

omg I go out for the day, and come back 6hrs later
to 4pages of people wanting to spin!

I had a feeling there were a number of you out there who wanted the whole mystery unravelled.

Ive always wanted to learn, but I have to keep in mind my money restraints Undecided
The only reason I haven't learned how to spin is because it seems too expensive. PLEASE DO SOMETHING ABOUT SPINNING ON A BUDGET!!!! I wanna learn!
Spinning seems like it could be fun. :]
Just need some monies.  Undecided

No worries, as we've heard in the thread so far, there are a number of ways to keep things inexpensive. I remember thinking it would be very expensive to start. But it's like all crafts - once you're in and know the lingo and sources, you know what & where all the good resources are.

I thought we could do this as a "topic per week" kinda thing, progressing through skills.
Or maybe every two weeks cause I know you've all got other life things going on
And there will be homework Wink

Here are the topics I have envisaged:
-source spindle & materials
-spinning a single
-winding off and setting the twist
-spinning to ply
-plying winding off and setting the twist
-designing your own yarn

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