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I HEART SPINNING!

The feel of the fiber as it travels through my fingers, the rhythm of the pedals as my feet gently press them, the gentle sound of the wheel as it turns, and the satisfactory feeling I get as I see the bobbin filling with the handspun yarn.

I love everything about spinning. image

Even the fiber prep brings me pleasure. Soaking and rinsing the fleece, clearing it of the impurities and seeing the luster, feeling the softness of the fibers as it becomes clean. Hand carding the fibers into soft clouds, rolags, and roving, all ready for spinning beautiful yarns to crochet, knit, or weave.

What an amazing gift God has given us. Animals that produce fleeces that are soft and warm. The ability to change it into so many useful textiles. And as an added bonus, a talent to cultivate and find refuge in.

The art of hand spinning for me, has become a place of solitude, a place of serenity, an escape from the noisy busy world.

I am happy and I HEART SPINNING!

Happy Day!

Heidi

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4 thoughts on “I HEART SPINNING!

  1. I really want to try spinning! Do you use a special tool to clean it? I’ve heard of others going a cost effective way and using f dog hair brushes but I’m not sure how that would hold up.

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    1. No worries about the typos! You could use dog brushes. It would depend on how much and what kind of fiber you were trying to prep. You would only need to hand card raw fleece. If you purchased roving,rolags,or a cloud of fiber, it has already been combed and is ready to spin! I am lucky enough to have alpaca near by where I get raw fibers and I am raising pygora and angora goats! They will give me wonderful mohair, possibly even some cashmere quality fleeces to work with! Thank you for comment! Spinning is so much fun! If you decide to learn and need some fibers to work with contact me or check and see if I have some in my shop ( it will be opening soon!). Follow this blog by email to learn more about spinning and to be the first to get my grand opening announcement! Happy Day!

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      1. Thank you! I have raw fleece that needs to be carded but I feel that’s a bit adventurous for my first time spinning. I’m definitely going to keep my eyes peeled for your shop!

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