Thursday, July 8, 2010

Another Obsession

I finally did it, I bought a spinning wheel!


After nearly having a nervous breakdown trying to assemble it, I finally sat down and attempted to spin some Corriedale fibre with the help of Judith MacKenzie McCuin's book (Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning), and YouTube (such a great resource!).

And this is what I have so far...



...yes its a big mess, but it is so much fun, oddly very relaxing and like knitting its has become a daily activity which I very much look forward to.



7 comments:

Em said...

Wow, what a gorgeous wheel! Your spinning looks fantastic too :)

Ariane said...

I am so jealous!!
I always wanted to learn how to spin. I do have a drop spindle, but since i'm not so good it is not very relaxing and not very rewarding!

aeonie said...

That's great! I look forward to seeing your progress. I have a couple of old wheels from my grandmother but have only given it one go. Still on my 'to do one day' list though :)

gusseting said...

i'm rather glad that i'm not the only beginner spinner who is selling hand dyed fibre! *breathes sigh of relief*

t does wool said...

oh...you are going to have fun!

Siga said...

You're so brave. Have fun with it!

Julie said...

Congrats on the new spinning wheel!! looks gorgeous.