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2nd Spinning Project

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natural color Jacob wool

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Spindling: From Fluff to Stuff taught by Drucilla Pettibone

Unwind while practicing the ancient craft of spindling. Drucilla Pettibone introduces you to easy and inexpensive spinning methods.

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Category Spinning
Style Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? Jacob wool

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I changed my spindle to much lighter one and it works better for me. For my first project I used a heavy spindle - about 2 oz. For this project I bought .80 oz.spindle and the yarn looks so much better. Try more than one spindle to see what works best for you.

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It looks good- thin thread and smoos, :-))

02/06/2013 Flag

so perfect and beautiful!

02/07/2013 Flag

I love your yarn and have found it inspiring - am thinking of giving the course and drop spindling a go. From what I have read a lighter spindle can give you a thinner yarn - do you think it better to start with a heavier one and change or have a go with the lighter one first. Also does the course use a top or bottom whirl spindle? I would really appreciate your thoughts and any advice. Thank you

02/13/2013 Flag

Hi Caroline. Thanks for your comments. The course uses bottom whirl spindle. I'm a beginner and I'm not sure what spindle would be better for you. I personally prefer medium or lighter one, and I like using a drop spindle (suspended) not a supported one. Also I think it depends how thin you want your yarn to be. Generally worsted and bulky yarn require a heavier spindle. Lace and thin yarn a light spindle. Good luck with spinning. Kris

02/14/2013 Flag

Very lovely yarn. Thanks for the tip. I may try a lighter weight as well.

02/17/2013 Flag

Can't believe this is only your second project! Your a natural...it looks very consistent and beautiful.

02/27/2013 Flag