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« on: May 03, 2018 06:27:53 PM »

I know I haven't posted in a while anywhere on this board, but found my way back.  I do need some help, since I'm about to start learning how to spin on a top whorl spindle.  I do have plans of going over all the tutes that are on here, but I have a question about the fiber.

My current plan is to start with plastic bags and newspapers, just to figure out how to use the spindle.  I am running into the problem of the material to spin with, though.  Everything I have seen and read suggests using wool roving to start with.  I have a big problem with that, since I'm very allergic to wool and lanolin.  I would love to start with cotton, but was told that (and dog and cat hair) is more advanced.  Anyone have any suggestions? Huh
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018 07:40:36 PM »

Are you allergic to all animal fibers as well? 
If not, alpaca roving is fun to spin.

You could also consider nylon roving as an option.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018 04:53:15 AM »

Try some polyester fiberfill!!  Around Halloween, pick up the glow-in-the dark spider webs!!!
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018 05:38:58 AM »

I'm not allergic to all animals, just sheep that I know of --


I can spin fiberfill??  Sweet!!!!!  Now I can't wait to get my spindle!!
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