Wednesday, 11 May 2011

I bought a drop-whorl spinning kit

I've always wanted to learn to spin my own yarn so I took the plunge and bought a beginners drop-whorl spinning kit from someone on Etsy.  The kit contained a small amount of spinning fibre and a drop-whorl spindle.

I had a bit of trouble understanding what to do but I think I got there in the end.  My shoulders really ache though with holding the fibre and spindle high enough for it to work for me.  Maybe I was doing it a little bit wrong but we all have to start somewhere and I did enjoy it.

I managed to spin a worsted-weight yarn, weighing 42 grams and measuring 78 metres.

I made a knitted headband with my yarn.

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