Must learn to spin........

PaulaJoAnne

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Jul 30, 2009
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I have been enjoying the posts by http://farmama.typepad.com/farmama/
She
makes the most beautiful yarns.
Now I just need to locate a simple wheel.

Has anyone started with a hand spindle to learn first?
This would make the adventure much more economical to begin with.
 

CrazyFowlFreak

Pine Hill Farm
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I started with a drop spindle and it is super fun! Not nearly as productive as a wheel, though.
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I got my Kromski from these folks and shipping was super fast and they give nice freebies with a wheel purchase.
http://www.coppermoose.com/
 
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blessedchickenmama7

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May 12, 2008
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I just saw this, but I hope the late answer helps.

I did start with a drop spindle. I ventured into different weight spindles and different types, as well as different fibers, before I purchased a wheel. I have an Ashford Traditional and I love it. I bought it used off E-bay and it came with lots of accessories. I've sold some yarns on my website and some locally.

If you start with a spindle, don't give up. At first it frustrated me, but then I found it very relaxing. Once I got the wheel, not only can I do much more in a shorter time, but it's like therapy for me. I ventured into dyeing as well. It adds a whole other dimension to the design process.

Keep us updated on your decision!
 

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