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?
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.