Tuesday, 20 November 2012
My spinning story begins........
Thanks for dropping by to find out about my collection of silk yarns, handspun by me, at home.
I have called my yarns "Earth Moods" because I find the colours of nature inspirational. Above is a photo of my beautiful spinning wheel. It is a Louet 'Victoria' in an oak finish. Victoria is a lovely wheel who, when not in use, packs flat and fits into her own rucksack carrier. I can then pop the rucksack into my bicycle basket and cycle off to spin with friends in my village or attend a spinners guild meeting in the next village. In front of Victoria is a bobbin of single yarn Tussah silk that I am spinning a second bobbin of at the moment to make a 2ply yarn. Just behind the bobbin is a glimpse of a completed 2ply silk yarn that I have wound onto a Niddy Noddy to produce a skein of yarn. Over the next few posts I will talk more about the joy of hand spinning and the equipement and the process from silk fibres to finished yarn.