Sunday, 27 October 2013

Drop Spindle...

My first attempt at drop spinning (alone) following tuition from a lovely friend at knitting group and some online videos for the plying. I've managed to create an over twisted kind of string and can tell it's going to take me a long time to get the hang of this but it's already got me hooked.

The spindle I'm using above is one my dad has made from wood he saves from trees in the hedgerow he cares for in the next village over and a very basic design I printed out. It is a top whorl and works like a dream, he is so talented! Earlier today I took over some fibre to collect it and we all had a go there.

If you're interested I'm using the Navajo ply on the fly technique x

1 comment:

  1. I have tried to do this, it is so difficult but fun at the same time. The 'thread' that I have produced can only be described as rustic! It's so lovely that your dropped spindle was made by your Dad, clearly you are a very talented family.
    JIlle x


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