I started a scarf with the yarn that I spun on my drop spindle. It has a really neat texture since the thickness varies. This is how far I was able to get with one spool full on the spindle. Now off to the garden to get a little weeding done before it gets to hot. Weeds and plants are growing like crazy with this heat.
Monday, June 22, 2009
The girls and I are learning to spin using a drop spindle. It really gives an appreciation for the skill and time it took to make fabric and yarn before machinery. I read that girls were usually taught the skill at 5 or 6 years old. We made our drop spindles from instructions found on the net. We are having fun with it and it's kind of addictive. I'm not ready to give up the idea of a spinning wheel though. LOL