Spinning · Woolen Spun

Adventures of a Newbie Spinner

After waiting impatiently for almost two weeks, I now have my Turkish spindle. It’s not as pretty as the ones I’ve seen around, but it didn’t cost the earth (about £16 including shipping), spins excellently, and I love it. That’s more than enough in my books. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I ordered 400g… Continue reading Adventures of a Newbie Spinner

Spinning · Worsted Spun

Twinkle, Twinkle on my Spindle

Hay fever, check; but that's apparently not enough to make me not want to play with my spindles☺️. While I had absolutely no desire to learn to spin until recently, I now have been spinning at every opportunity. I find it totally relaxing, and more mindless, completely different from knitting which can be mindless or not.… Continue reading Twinkle, Twinkle on my Spindle

Spinning · Worsted Spun

My First Ever Hand-spun

I finally finished first my hand-spun yarn, phew and YAY! The first three from left were Merino fibre that came with my beginners' kit from World of Wool, which I spun on my 60g drop spindle; while the spearmint skein on the far right was spun on my 19g drop spindle from Kerryspindles. I decided… Continue reading My First Ever Hand-spun

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Romancing The Spindle

Instagram completely takes the blame for this, because I wasn't even remotely interested until I saw gorgeous pictures of hand-spun yarn from someone who had liked one of my posts. She had these beautiful skeins of yarn spun with a drop spindle, awesome! Yours truly was captivated, and the rest of course is history. After… Continue reading Romancing The Spindle