Thinking about spinning yarn.....

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

  1. mylittlezoo

    mylittlezoo Poppy Creek Farm

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    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

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    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

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

    MullersLaneFarm Songster

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    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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