Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I bought a drop spindle at the NY Sheep and Wool a few weeks back and the lady I purchased it from demonstrated how to use it. I bought one that you can use to spin from both sides. One has a hook and the other has a groove in order to make the hitch around. I practiced for about an hour today and it is slow. I am attempting the park and draft technique and have attempted from both sides. This is going to get some getting used to. I think I get the basic concept but knowing how to let loose the roving and keep it even is proving challenging. My 'yarn' (which is this gorgeous pale peach merino roving I got at the previous year's festival) is also still pretty thick at this point. I'll let you know when I have a skein done. And, if you have any advice for me I'd love to hear about it.