Spinning

I haven’t done much spinning the the past several months. I’m not sure why, since it is such a relaxing thing to do at the end of a stressful day.

This fiber has been on my wheel forever. I had just a little bit to finish, and sat down this morning and spun up the rest of it.

It’s a Polworth/silk blend, from Three Waters Farm on Etsy. I’m going to leave it as a single, there should be enough for a “neck thing”. This was a dream to spin.

I also dug out all of my spindles and played a little bit today. Here’s one.

That is a Golding spindle, which I love. The fiber is a very fine merino/silk/yak blend.

Last but not least, a photo of my wheel.

That is my treasured Watson Marie. Andrew Watson, the maker, sadly died a couple of years ago. His father, James, has found a new wheel maker, and they are back in business, but I am very grateful to have one of Andrew’s wheels. He was an artist, and a pleasure to work with. I was on his waiting list for a couple of years, and then it took several months for him to build the wheel.

I often joke about what I would grab on the way out of the burning house, but I think I’d try to save this, it’s one of a kind.

She also needs a good cleaning and a new drive band. That’s on my agenda for tomorrow.

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Spinning — 3 Comments

  1. Beautiful yarns and an amazingly wheel! I’d grab that, too, if the house was on fire! My poor wheel just sits here forlornly. One of these days….

  2. I don’t spin myself, but I sure can appreciate beautiful wheels, spindles and handspun yarn made by someone else. Lovely work!

  3. Can’t wait to see what kind of ‘neck thing’ you make out of that gorgeous yarn!!!! Ok, now I’m off to spin a bit which I haven’t done in forever. Thanks for the motivation!!!