One day I shall have a wheel.
In the meantime, I am quite content with my small collection of spinning tools.
|this is what PhD-dissertation-induced 2am boredom can get you if you have a few office supplies on hand and a bag of fibre to stare at|
I borrowed a few spindles from a friend and decided I liked the Turkish style spindles best (of suspended spindles), although I did have fun with a lovely top whorl as my first serious foray into spinning. (Thanks again to Lofty Fibres J for getting me started.)
|I was so PROUD of my first "real" spinning.|
|Rigged this up for plying.|
|Not too shabby for my first attempts|
(My very first fibre above was white Romni I picked up at Romni Wools in Toronto to stuff a wool teddy bear.)
|project in stages (FO was frogged and is a different UFO now)|
times have changed.
The majority of my spindles are now from Threads Thru Time / Thomas Creations on Etsy. I have purchased 2 mediums, 1 tiny, and 2 large Turkish spindles. (Alas, one medium disappeared.) I love them. They're so much prettier than my KP spindle. They spin wonderfully.
However, in looking for posts about spinning angora I found these beauties by Jeri Brock and I need one.
|Plying on a large blue|
|comparing my large and tiny and plying from both ends of my single ply|
|tiny spindle of silk - current project|
|large spindle of alpaca - current project|
|Baby asleep in a wrap as I spin|
That's enough spindle pictures for one post. Next time I'll feature my non-Turkish spindles. (Note to self, get some decent photos of other spindles...)