Thinking about spinning yarn.....

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by mylittlezoo, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    I'm into all the 'country crafts' and love to crochet.... I have goats so I'm thinking the next logical step is to get an angora goat and spin my own yarn! I did learn to spin briefly when I was very young (maybe four?!) and have looonnnggg since forgotten.

    Can anyone direct me to a good site where I can read up and also is there anyone in the GA area who might be able to give me a refresher course in spinning? Also any books... advice... whatever!

    I have my eye on a gorgeous antique wheel thats for sale near me.... mmmmm!

    Help for the ignorant newbie please!!
  2. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Go for it!! I started learning from a friend in CA, then during all the trading nights we were doing last summer I got a great CD called Handspinning Basics and Techniques for beginners and it really helped me out.
  3. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

    Mar 16, 2009
    Ooohhh, where can I get a copy of that CD? Is it available on B&N or somewhere?
  4. MullersLaneFarm

    MullersLaneFarm Songster

    Nov 26, 2008
    NW IL Fiber Enabler
    Respect the Spindle by Abby Franquemont is a wonderful book. She has a lot of drop spindling videos on YouTube. Also check YouTube for wheel spinning. There are plenty out there.

    Ooops, just realized this thread is 2 years old!
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2011

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