As you know from my previous blog entries I took a notion to learn how to drop spindle spin. So my kit arrived
And I started spinning, its not as easy as the YouTube videos make it look !! So I saught advice from the spinners on Etsy & they reassured me that "it takes time", "don't worry if its lumpy" ... So I gave it a proper try
As you can see, they were right about the lumpy!! Its so hard to keep consistency,
As you can see, I had a few nice thin bits ... but plenty of chunky fat bits & a few over twisty bits. But you know what, I was happy enough with this as a first try.
So I thought, lets go again. So with my new found confidence I decided to give it another go.
Here we go with try #2, I think I am gettin the consistency better - hardly perfect yet, but better. At least there are fewer chunky lumps :)
I am still struggling a bit with joining in a new piece of roving, I'll still get a chunkier bit there - but I think there's been progress.
Its really good fun, and you know what? I am starting to think that, maybe, one day, I'll actually spin something I can crochet with ... You never know!!
If you fancy giving it a go yourself, there are some good videos from YouTube