I got a drop spindle at Thanksgiving time and have finally been trying it out. These are my first attempts in which I achieved something that looked vaguely like yarn. It’s wrapped around a piece of cardboard to keep tension on it so it won’t lose its twist.
Here is one set that I have tried to set the twist by soaking it in some soapy water. As you can tell, I am not getting an even yarn but I am getting a bit better. It definitely takes practice. I just want to spin bits and pieces to add to my felt. I won’t be doing whole skeins. No knitting or crocheting happening here.
The other thing I completed today was my second page for The Story of the Traveling Pages. It is for Ann in Germany and her theme is fairy tales. I like how this page turned out but I can’t show the entire page until Ann receives it. And, the page isn’t due until February so I am ahead. As I’m going to be out of town for a portion of February, I thought it would be a good idea to get Ann’s page done now. Next page up is for Mandy and her theme is The Sea. The photo below is a peak of the other project I have been working on all week. I free motion embroidered all the way across my piece in an organic “pebbling”. It took all week, working about an hour at a time to get all the way across. The piece is over 4 feet across. I have at least twice this much left to do. Thanks for all your comments and I appreciate everyone stopping by whether you leave a comment or not. Have a great weekend!