Spinning and a Peak

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!

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5 thoughts on “Spinning and a Peak

  1. the free motion embroidery is getting closer to the top of my list of things todo. it all your fault yours embelisshed felt looks so cool. when you wet the fiber to set the twist did you hang it with a weight untill it dyed that usualy stops it trying to ply back on its self. it will regain the energy if you wet it again.

  2. This is the first I've been on blogger for a long time — many, many months. I'm trying to get back into felting and I have a drop spindle up in the loft that I bought and never used. You inspire me to dig it out and give it a try!

  3. Dangerous, I started with a drop spindle just like you, spinning small lengths to stitch felt vessels with. I now have a wheel, 5 spindles and have had to learn how to knit! suspect weaving will come into the equation at some point 🙂

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