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    Default Spinning (and I don't mean the kind with a bicycle)

    Anyone do this?

    I thumbed through a book about spindle spinning in the library over the weekend. It looked interesting.
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    Default Re: Spinning (and I don't mean the kind with a bicycle)

    I have had a go at spindle spinning, Megs, as well as using a wheel a long time ago, and once I got the feel of it I found it not too difficult to get a reasonably even yarn.

    My husband even had a woodworking friend make me a spinning wheel, but then life got complicated and I never took it up.

    If you can find a group of spinners to join up with you will learn much quicker than just using a book or internet instructions.
    I had planned to join a local group of spinners and weavers, who were very welcoming when I contacted them. Maybe one day I will.

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    Default Re: Spinning (and I don't mean the kind with a bicycle)

    I've watched people at craft fairs spindle spin (a very hypnotic experience, imo, lol)

    I'll have to look around and see if there are any classes. I get bored in the winter months.
    ~Megs~
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    "At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely."--W. Somerset Maugham

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