Finally completed one

Project Description

What are you most proud of? This was not my first go at spinning as I have been spinning on a wheel for 6 months but I always found using a drop spindle more difficult. I had only spun unfinished singles on various spindles and then left them sitting on the spindle. This was my first finished skein and my first attempt at Andean plying which went better than I expected. I know it's not the most exciting project for other to see but I feel I accomplished a lot in making this skein thanks to Drucilla's lessons. It's a little uneven and slightly underspun in places but its gorgeously soft and bouncy which is what I was aiming for as previous attempts at spindle spinning have produced over spun wire! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to experiment, don't be afraid to use your good fibre, nothing is wasted if you have learnt something. It's easier to succeed with decent fibre than with ratty, bad fibre. Practice a little every day at first to build muscle memory. You will learn faster that way than going at it for hours at once which will just tire and frustrate you. Most of all, have fun.

What you will need

  • Shetland fibre and a Louet top whorl spindle

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