Anyone spin wool?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by itsy, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking to get into this.... Anyone have any tips, sites or resources that they like to use? Any pics of what you've done?
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I JUST started hand spinning with a drop spindle.

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    It's super easy to use, the learning curve is only a couple hours. I am practicing with sheep and camel wool before I start spinning my own angora wool from my rabbits.

    I am at a point where I can get a uniform yarn, but I would like it to be thinner than it is.
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew I liked you! [​IMG]

    I forgot about this section of BYC and then saw there was a whole thread already up dedicated to knitting/crochet and spinning!

    You'll have to let me know where you got yer supplies....
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:I bought the spindle and a HUGE bag of wool at a rabbit show for $25. You can find drop spindles just about anywhere. Most are hand carved too!!
     
  5. littlepatchofheaven

    littlepatchofheaven Out Of The Brooder

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    Your gonna love it! When i was first starting it was easier to rest my bottom whirl drop spindle right on the floor instead of letting it hang, otherwise my fiber would pull apart- now i can make yarn really easy with it and take it to craft shows to demonstrate! I also have an ashford traditional wheel- its awesome! [​IMG]
     
  6. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a 19 page thread on spinning. I started spindling in '98 and got my first wheel in 2002. There is not a day that goes by that I'm not fooling around with fiber in one way or another.
     
  7. lyric

    lyric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Cyndi. I was just about to email and ask you about this. As always you come through like a shining star. I've given you guys props on our blog too! [​IMG]
     
  8. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Awwww, Thanks!!! You're the best!
     

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