After the rush of Spinzilla, I’ve been savoring slow spinning. At least once a week on Tuesdays, I try to spin and focus on technique for at least 15 minutes. If I get more spinning in during the week or even that day, great! If not, I’m finding that even with just 15 minutes a week, some of the technique I’d lost is returning.
On my wheel is the rest of the Happy Fuzzy Polwarth in Gorge that I had started for spinzilla. This time I pre-drafted differently, by stripping the fiber.
I’m testing a new spindle from Akerworks. While it’s very different from the type of spindle I normally use, I’m having fun spinning up some mystery wool fiber. There are still a few things to work out for production and shipping so look for them soon.
You can learn more about different ways to prepare fibre for spinning at the following links:
- Roving by Grace Shalom Hopkins.
- Drafting, Predrafting, Prep, and Control by Abby Franquemont.
- 3 Simple Steps for Preparing Fiber for Spinning by Laura Chau (Craftsy).
- Fractal Spinning by Alexandra Tinsley (Knitty winter bis 2011)
- Spinning Handpainted Rovings by Sarah Bradberry.
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