weaving, sewing, spinning, dyeing and fiber activities at Saori Santa Cruz fiber arts studio
Friday, October 26, 2012
Learning to spin with a drop spindle
Mara is a senior in high school, and has been fascinated with fibers, and yarns, and other fiber arts for some time now. This was her first introduction into learning to spin ( a gift from her nanny Audry, thank you Audry for introducing her to fibers!).
I must say she did amazing for her drop spindle class, spinning various varieties of fleeces.
First park and draft.
next spinning dyed roving, separated into pencil roving strips
Learning on a bottom whorl turkish spindle.
plying the second skein.
We took off the two ply yarn from the niddy noddy, now Mara is making a skein, and then we will soak it .
a fantastic first time spinner, with two little pretty skeins to take home. The first little skeins, from fleece to yarn are always the the most treasured and magical,
Peaceful weaving and spinning in the redwoods
Jill Nickolene Sanders