Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Spinning A Yarn ...................

'No, not another tale of woe!', I hear you cry ........
BUT instead,
because I've been away from my blog for a while,
I have some lovely NEWS of what I have been up to whilst I have been on my much needed 'bloggy break'.......
To refresh, recharge and re-energise my creative spirit ....
I have been taking lessons in the
Art of Spinning

One of my hand carded skeins of yarn plied
No, I haven't gone completely mad and turned into a fitness fanatic!
(although lots of people think I have(both!))
For those of you who love knitting, crochet, felting and anything generally yarnie related,

A closer shot

I have been learning to
spin fleece into yarn on a drop spindle and then I have bought my first spinning wheel .... whoopee!

 Ashford Single Treadle Traditional Wheel
Some spun single of Blue Faced Leicester on the bobbin
The hand carded and spun yarn shown above
crocheted into flowers for Christmas Gifts
It is proving to be a lovely relaxing hobby with obviously some lovely end produce to knit and crochet with. 
I will be reviewing two brilliant spinning books later in the week for those who are interested in the art of spinning and dyeing their own yarns. 
Bee x
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Sam Findlay said...

Yay, you're back!!! Hello, hope you're well!
Your spinning looks lovely, can't wait to see what else you've been creating! X

Greenorchid said...

Oh Bee now that really does bring back great memories... I had a spinning wheel and Loom when I was 18/19... I love spinning you're so right very very relaxing... sadly for me I became Lanolin intolerant so had to give it up. Really hope the same doesn't happen to you so you can continue making fabulous yarn... smiles Cass s

Bee Buzz said...

Hi there thanks for your lovely comments. I post more soon. bee x

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