First Balls of Handspun Yarn

I think the roving I bought at Hobby Lobby is a poor quality.  It says it will work wonderfully for needle felting … but that’s ok with me since I felt that spending more money for something that I wasn’t sure I would be able to do or would want to do was ..well.. wasteful.  As it turns out, I love it.  I can only imagine the fun it would be to spin my own wonderful wool in quantities that would be usable.  BTW… I changed the smaller wooden wheel I was using for the whorl and replaced it with a larger one.. then moved it down on the dowel spindle.  What a difference that makes!  The balance is sooo much better and it will spin for a lot longer at a time.  I still have problems with the plying because I tried it using no support at all for the holding spindles… talk about a tangled mess.  Before doing any more, I will have DH make me a spindle box that allow it to unwind without letting it roll all over the floor.  (It wasn’t funny, Jan!) lol  I have no idea what I will make with it, but I can hardly wait to get started…. naalbinding, perhaps?

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About Linda S.

Retired Grandma living in North Central Texas and enjoying being able to spend my time with all my many crafting interests.
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One Response to First Balls of Handspun Yarn

  1. dailystitches says:

    Nice work (and lovely photo composition, you have such an eye for detail!)

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