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Spinning wheel

Re: Spinning wheel

Postby Julie » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:22 pm

Spinners are always glad to help others I've found. I taught myself from a booklet by
Hetty Wickens
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spinning-Begin ... 0408005734
It's only a small booklet but has hand sketched diagrams and is brilliantly easy to follow. It's the best book I've ever seen for a beginner, it served me well.
Once I'd grasped the basics I joined my local guild of spinners weavers and dyers and met loads of spinners (men and women) who helped me improve and learn new techniques.
Vote with your feet. If enough of us swim against the current we just might form a dam.
I will be a hummingbird https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGMW6YWjMxw
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Re: Spinning wheel

Postby RighaP » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:26 am

Think I have gotten the hang of it. Have plyed and skeined my wool just need to set the twist and get my dad's hat made. He made me my Nidd noddy so least I can do
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Re: Spinning wheel

Postby Julie » Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:29 am

That looks good Righa, it will look lovely knitted up. Show us the finished hat too :)
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Re: Spinning wheel

Postby RighaP » Sat Sep 17, 2016 9:03 pm

I will, mums going to help me as its an aran pattern. Its such a rewarding feeling spinning your own wool
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Re: Spinning wheel

Postby Julie » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:19 pm

Did you watch my carding video? I've had a lot of good feedback from it on YouTube.
using-hand-carders-video-t1464.html
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Re: Spinning wheel

Postby RighaP » Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:46 pm

Yes i did its where i learnt to card ;)
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Re: Spinning wheel

Postby Julie » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:21 pm

At least I didn't send you to sleep, haha
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