Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Harder than it looks

I ventured into the land of hand spinning yarn on Sunday.  I have long admired spinners from afar, but haven't been able to jump into it myself.

I threw my fears into the River Lea and made my way to Finsbury Park for a "learn to spin" class at the Handweavers Studio.

During the course of the day, I tackled the tasks of carding fleece, preparing fiber, spinning by hand, spinning on a wheel, and plying my creations together.  The result?

Yarn Frankenstein.

Yes, that's one hank. I call it two ply, five colour, multiple gauge novelty merino.

Will I venture into spinning again? I'm not certain.

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