Monday, April 12, 2010

Spinning Troubleshooting




My Beautiful New Merino Roving

I thought I would just post a little on how my spinning has been going.  As you know I had ordered a bottom-whorl drop-spindle for our family to learn the art of spinning!  I then bought some beautful roving from a SpinningAwesomeGood at Etsy.  I was very eager to begin to spin...so while I waited, I watched a few tutorials on YouTube...to learn what to do once my products arrived!  I must add that the tutorials on YouTube very quite difficult to watch as (1) The video tutorial was split into segements which made it tricky trying to find the next clip and (2) the video quality on some of the bottom whorl tutorials was quite poor and hard to see.

The day shortly arrived that I had both the drop-spindle and roving in hand, ready to begin!  I spun, and spun, and spun...but at some point I began to wonder had I done something wrong as when taken away from the spindle my wool curled back on itself and got all 'wiggly'!  I have since briefly consulted a lady, who has spun before and she thinks that I must have 'over-spun' my yarn.  I was rather hoping that some of you talented ladies, could advise me of whether or not I can correct the mistake I have made, on my already spun yarn; and also kindly advise me on how to avoid this problem in the future?  I would be very appreciative of any helpful information or comments.  Thank you all in advance!


My First Attempt At Spinning...

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I don't have one scrap of advice, but wow, this is so neat! Good for you!

Renae said...

I wish I knew how to spin. It looks like so much fun. I wish I could answer your question.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Don't have a clue, but it looks like fun. I'd love to try this someday. Beautiful colors