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Drop spindle Spinning

Spinning A Yarn

On Saturday during the natural dye class while the dye pots were simmering, we had a little side class as we learnt to spin on drop spindles and we even learnt worsted spinning too!

Raw fleece and spindle ready for drop spindle spinning photo Irene Lundgaard

We spun raw fleece with all that entails of dripping lanolin along with “whatever you’re having yerself” found in unwashed fleece. I made the smallest little skein of yarn which I will wash and dry over the weekend while I practise some more spinning. During the week, the lovely Hannah kindly lent me her spindle and tomorrow I am picking up a piece of fleece for a little bit of woollen magic to spin another yarn! I almost can’t wait!