Some months ago, in order to feed my budding interest in spinning, I joined the local Weavers Guild. Since then, I’ve accidentally become more and more involved with the guild.
How does one become accidentally involved? In stages. 😉
It started out with me doing some tune-ups on the guild’s wheels. Tune-ups that are still ongoing with some of the consumables being replaced. While I’ve been doing these tune-ups, the questions naturally come about – why are you using this instead of that? What about when this happens, etc.
A year or so ago, I started knitting again – after more than 30 years of not knitting.
As is typical for me, I started to get interested in the whole process – not “just” the fabric making part of it but making the yarn, etc. I’ve always loved the look of a spinning wheel but couldn’t justify the space or cost requirement because I didn’t spin.
I found plans to build a basic (and little!) quill spinning wheel – called a Dodec (for “dodecagon” or twelve-sided wheel) – online and did that but I didn’t know if it was me or the wheel needing to be set up better when I was having trouble – but I got a small taste… and it was noisy. Some of you who know me in person – know how little I like “noise”. Continue reading Workhorse – spinning with a Canadian connection→
My thoughts and revelations on the skills of yester-year