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1st Spinning Class


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So for spinning. First they had us practice drafting and then they had us try the stop and drafting method. I HATED it! I cannot do it worth crap. Here's my first yarn from that

 

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After realizing how frustrated I was they told me 'Do what feels right to you' And I just let the spindle spin freely and drafted from that. SOOOOOOO much easier! Here's how my second yarn is working out

 

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Beautiful first yarns! One of the things I like about spinning is there is no one right and wrong way. Soooo, have you started looking at wheels yet? My favorite wheel is the Kromski Sonata with a WooLee winder.

 

 

What fiber do they have you spinning with? It looks like there is mohair in it. Not my choice for a first fiber.

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Beautiful first yarns! One of the things I like about spinning is there is no one right and wrong way. Soooo, have you started looking at wheels yet? My favorite wheel is the Kromski Sonata with a WooLee winder.

 

 

What fiber do they have you spinning with? It looks like there is mohair in it. Not my choice for a first fiber.

 

I have been looking at wheels. Unfortunately there is no chance I'll be able to purchase anything over $400 so that limits what I can get. I have a friend who uses a Fricke Double Treadle and highly recommends it

 

The fiber we are spinning with is shetland from their sheep they have on the farm

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So for spinning. First they had us practice drafting and then they had us try the stop and drafting method. I HATED it! I cannot do it worth crap. Here's my first yarn from that

 

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It definitely goes to show that every spinner is different, because I love stop and draft! It's about the only way I can get somewhat uniform yarn. My first yarn baby is super super thin in parts and super super thick in others. I'm definitely a work in progress in the spinning department!

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