Well did you take a guess?
Were you right?
Learning to spin is something I’ve been thinking about doing for several years. Shortly before Christmas when I began looking at spinning wheels my husband said “go for it”. He told me to find what I wanted and we would buy it.
I passed on what I thought was a good deal for a used wheel on Etsy, mostly because we like shopping local and supporting small businesses when possible.
I learned that a spinning and weaving shop in our area was having a big New Years Day sale so my husband and I decided to check it out. http://heritagespinning.com/ We looked at several previously owned wheels before discovering this beautiful new wheel that was marked down nearly 50%. Both Joan who owns the shop, and Cherie (sorry if I spelled it wrong) who teaches spinning classes, were very helpful and informative. I decided at this point to learn what I can on my own, but I might take some classes in the future.
I expect this to be a challenge for me since it requires my foot to do one thing while my hands are doing something completely different. I think it will be slow going because I am not really a coordinated person; I’m horrible at dancing and at any type of sports, and I never learned to play a musical instrument. I did learn to crochet, although I learned that at a much younger age, and I have gotten pretty good at using the tractor to move dirt with the bucket, so there is hope. I have read that it is a matter of developing the “muscle memory” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscle_memory so what I need to do is practice and eventually it will click.
I’ll be sure to let you know when it does.
4 thoughts on “My New Endeavor”
The shop where I bought my wheel does sell wool.
My friend asked where you will be getting the wool.
Since we don’t raise fiber animals I’m sure I’ll be looking for local sources. Does she (or he) raise fiber animals?
No she doesn’t, I’ll ask her if she knows someone that does