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« Reply #50 on: January 16, 2010 08:43:12 AM »

Ooh ooh, me! My friend got me a beginning spinning kit with a booklet, top-whorl spindle, and some roving for Christmas, and I've been too scared to start! She also bought me "Start Spinning" months ago. Oh mannnn!

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« Reply #51 on: January 16, 2010 09:16:28 AM »

I'd love to learn to spin.  I have some roving in my stash but have been unable to figure out how to spin it by reading on my own.  Perhaps with a group of similarly bewildered folk the attempt will be more successful.

« Reply #52 on: January 16, 2010 09:42:34 AM »

Love the weekly topics, and homework is good to keep me going.  I'm hoping, though, as a pp said that each week's topics will be on a separate thread so we don't have to weed though a monster thread to keep up.

I'm glad this thread is here as I got excited and went to the spinning discussion and question forum and felt like I was wandering around in a foreign country!

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« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2010 10:26:10 AM »

me, too! me, too! count me in!

Sad i don't have a kit - can't afford - got tons of fabric, though - anyone want to swap me for some materials?

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« Reply #54 on: January 16, 2010 10:32:46 AM »

All I have to say is...Wow, look at the response!! Fantastic idea Jane Doe!

I agree with a couple of the people above that each week's topic should be on it's own or something like that otherwise people will have to wade through 20 pages to find the info. As far as useful links, etc. that could be referenced...I know I have several that helped me, like videos by theartofmegan on Youtube. I'll go through all my bookmarks (I have A LOT, lol) to find the ones that helped me the most (and make sure the links are still good).

Where was this idea 1 1/2 years ago when I was teaching myself to spin?! Ok, I guess I can't whine too much...I found sooooo much good info here on Craftster. Between the spinning discussion forum and people posting links to off-Craftster sites I learned to spin on my CD spindle (found out how to make that online too, of course).

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« Reply #55 on: January 16, 2010 11:31:54 AM »

Learning to spin is on my to do list for 2010. In fact, it's one of my 50 projects for the 50 Projects 2010 CAL. I have a drop spindle, roving (? I think that's what it's called) and a book on learning to spin. Just need to make the time and make myself do it. I will definitely be following this these threads and participating. Homework is just what I need to make me do it Smiley

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« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2010 12:07:48 PM »

What a great idea! I got a lovely drop spindle for birthday and have tried a bit, but not really gotten into it - but still want to learn!
« Reply #57 on: January 16, 2010 12:26:58 PM »

Awesome! I got a drop spindle for Christmas, and I don't know anyone who spins, so this is the place for me!

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« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2010 12:27:32 PM »

Count me in too!  I will go dig out my drop spindle "Learn to Spin" kit that I bought a year or two ago and all it is doing is gathering dust.  

Great idea!  

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« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2010 12:32:30 PM »

This is a great idea! Now to make myself join this Roll Eyes
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