I have found spinning

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I have found spinning

Post: #286387 old tree man
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:23 pm

Well I have been spinning fo about 3 months now and really enjoy it I have an old spinning wheel that I love and have made my fist thingy !!! On a loom that I made, I used all natural colours of the fleece from teesdales, surffolks, shetland and herdwicks. I love spinning shetland wool it's so soft and manageable, when I suss out the photo stuff (still a techno cretin) I'll post some pics :flower: :flower:
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Post: #286391 Green Aura
Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:27 pm

My birthday present, a few years back, was a two day course learning how to spin. I really enjoyed it and I have all the kit too but I haven't managed to do any since. Maybe this year, assuming I can remember how!
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286392 doofaloofa
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:27 am

it just makes me dizzy
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286393 Green Aura
Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:25 am

Well, that explains quite a lot.
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Post: #286394 ina
Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:11 pm

I was given a spinning wheel last year... Needless to say, it's still in the black bags it came in - but I am hopeful, now that I have sorted the living room! Mind you, it's far too small (the room) to do all the things I want/need to do in it... Drying clothes is at the top pf the agenda in this weather. And then getting the sewing machine out. And after all that, maybe the spinning wheel... :)
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Post: #286403 old tree man
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:35 am

Its addictive i have to make myself stop otherwise i would'nt get anything else done.
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286406 ina
Thu Jan 28, 2016 1:24 pm

What do you do with the wool once spun?
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286409 diggernotdreamer
Thu Jan 28, 2016 6:46 pm

Do you have to card the wool before spinning

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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286411 old tree man
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:11 am

Yes carding the wool takes out all the tats! As I call them so it makes it easy to feed the wool on to the spinning wheel, at the moment I have made a table runner and a scarf it's coming along ok, I will try to post some pics
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286432 old tree man
Mon Feb 01, 2016 5:20 pm

This is a table runner I made from Shetland wool, herdwick, teesdale and black face Suffolk wool I cleaned then carded and then spun it's my first finished project :flower:
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286455 Green Aura
Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:45 pm

Lovely.
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Re: I have found spinning

Post: #286601 harðfiskur
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:02 pm

spinning is a bit of a mistery to me, although I have seen it before.


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