Last month I took a Spinning Class at Hank's Yarn in Gainesville. It was really educational.
I posted about my first weeks progress, the promptly forgot to follow up.
During the first week, I turned this
It's a itty bitty skein of Navajo plied wool. I Navajo plied because I wanted the color changes to look like this.
And I just really wanted to try Navajo plying. It's pretty overspun because I was a little uncoordinated.
For the second week we had a bunch of diffrent fibers to wash, card, and otherwise play around with. I blended them together and spun some singles and some good looking navajo ply. Pictures later.
For the third week, I had the Ashford Traveler, and I learned what it meant to not like a wheel. I couldn't pinpoint it, but that wheel just didn't feel natural for me.
I spun two singles of different colors of Louet roving
and plied them together
During the last class, I turned some more Louet roving into
I learned a lot from the class. The next step is to get a spinning wheel for my birthday.