So it’s been a while, but I have a new hobby!

And of course a new hobby and craft is definitely worth a blog post.  I have rediscovered drop spindle spinning.  I tried a couple of years ago, but between my trying to learn, making my own drop spindle, dying the fiber I wanted to spin and felting it a bit, it didn’t go well.  I think I actually got the hang of it a little, but it wasn’t fun.  At least not at that point.

But now the Topeka Farmer’s Market just started up and the Spinster’s club has a booth selling fiber, yarn, hand made drop spindles on a wood lathe, and it has real people spinning at the table.  Yay for Marilyn!!  I was completely inspired.  So I treated myself to some local alpaca fiber from their table, but when I went home I dug out the wool fiber I had dyed… 2 years ago and decided I had to learn on that since it was going to be funky as a beginner.  Then I would work on the alpaca after I’d gotten a little better.  That was some serious incentive because I have been spindling ever since!!

 Spinning is seriously addictive.  I think I’ve heard that before and now I know it is true.  I love the simplicity of the drop spindle.  I’m very interested in traditional knitting, spinning and crochet tools.  Anyway, I’ll just post more pictures of what I’ve done this week now.  =)  Yay for spindling!!!

Dyed wool spindled as my beginner project.

Dyed wool spindled as my beginner project.

 

Dyed, spindled yarn in skeins.

Dyed, spindled yarn in skeins.

Plying alpaca fiber into 2 ply.

Plying alpaca fiber into 2 ply.

Brown and white alpaca spun and plied into yarn!

Brown and white alpaca spun and plied into yarn!

Brown and black alpaca fiber, partially spun.

Brown and black alpaca fiber, partially spun.

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One response to this post.

  1. Spinning is a wonderful hobby. I wish I had more time to spin!

    Happy Spinning,

    Fullofiber

    Reply

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