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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 Traditional
Rhyslarn on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? White springy wool and a 10" maple top worl drop spindle.

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What are you most proud of? It's pretty even and I'm happy it actually holds together!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? There's more forgiveness in the process if you spin thicker yarn.

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Wow! That looks amazing! What are your plans for it?

09/05/2012 Flag

I had planned on sending it to my biological mother as this is my first hand spun yarn on a spindle along with my first wheel spun yarn. I felt that she had missed out on on quite a few of my "firsts" after we kids went into the foster care system that I wanted to give her one or two of them back. I remember her being a gifted crochet/knitting artist and am looking forward to seeing what she will make from them both.

09/09/2012 Flag


10/04/2012 Flag

Thanks :)

10/06/2012 Flag

That's so consistent, and beautiful!

10/04/2012 Flag

Thank you :) It was certainly a challenge to keep it even, especially for my first try at spinning.

10/06/2012 Flag

Did you wind onto the rolls yourself, or you have a winder? What great idea.

10/04/2012 Flag

I was gifted with a ball winder for Christmas one year and to fit the toilet paper rolls onto it I have to make a "spacer" ring using a velcro version of a cord minder. I wrap it around the winder's spool and then fit the toilet paper roll over it and carefully wind my yarn onto it for plying later.

10/06/2012 Flag

It is beautiful! :)

02/09/2013 Flag