Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Spinning has been on my mind for a while now. I have been taught to spin in school, but I did find it rather difficult back then. I still have left the yarn I spun then, and now I think it's simply beautiful tough the color choices are a bit strange (white and purple and some blue!?).
But last week I discovered a beautiful, old double-drive spinning wheel from a shed at my husbands family's summer place. It was covered with spider webs and dust and everything, but it had all the needed parts and it seemed fully functional. A little cleaning and oiling, and it worked like a new (well, I do not have any experience on a new spinning wheel, but you get the point).
I did not have any wool suitable for spinning, but found some wool that was planned for felting. It was difficult to spin, but the wheel seemed to work just right. And it was so much fun, even if it was a bit too hard for a beginner like me! So now I must first get the wheel home to me (which my dear mother-in-law kindly promised) and find some proper wool for spinning.