I met someone while chicken harvesting who has sheep and alpacas. She was set to bring me some fiber to start working with as I am starting to use my drop spindle. After I arrived at the gathering someone handed me some wool to start with and then after a quick lesson or two or three I was spinning. I also was gifted a half a pound of Merino super soft wool. The only problem was that my spindle cracked and I was supposed to wait to spin but it’s so easy to sit there with it in your hand and just start doing it with your fingers. The woman in charge of the group is going to bring me a Turkish spindle next week which has four feet on the bottom of it and is easier to use than the one I have. The one I have I like except for it’s cracked so I tried to glue it together. It’s still not really together so I am trying to wait till Wednesday till I can get the other one.
I knew I wanted a spinning wheel before this but now I really want one. They are like a meditation, calming tool and crafting creating tool all in one. They are a piece of furniture and entertainment and watching the yarn being spun all around me was really amazing.
There is another spinning group that is just hand spinners so I will have to check into that as well. I am told there’s a meeting for every day of the week for spinners in the area.