Spinning...where to begin...

degobud's picture

Hey,
I'm pretty interested in learning to spin up some yarn and I really have no clue where to start...

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SKHolt's picture

I agree. Find a drop spindle

I agree. Find a drop spindle and some roving and there is a good video out there called Drop Spindle Spinning. My friend Morgaine carries supplies for everything at her mail order catalog/shop www.carolinahomespun.com.

Give yourself some patience and time to work with it thought. It took me three months or so to really learn to let the spindle do the work.

Elemmaciltur's picture

You can always start by

You can always start by checking the following sites:

http://ispindle.com/toc.htm

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/

Personally, I'd suggest you get yourself a medium weight drop spindle (about 1.5-2 oz) and some *good* rovings (merino is a good start) to practice on. Alternatively, you can try find our local spinning guild and see what they would suggest. :-)