Sunday, 5 August 2012

Drop Spindle Hand Spinning

 I have done a bit of hand spinning recently after I bought a lovely wooden Ashford drop spindle. I must say it is very relaxing and I'm finally getting the hang of it. I love it.

 This orangey/red one was my first attempt! I used pre-coloured merino for this one.

This was blue faced leicester I think, lovely and soft.

This autumnal coloured one is massam wool. I dyed this wool before I spun it. It was nice to spin but a bit 'hairy' for my taste.

More hand-dyed massam in pinky/purply shades, this was my first attempt at plying to strands of spun yarn together. The colours are much more vibrant than this picture shows and I think it came out reasonably well.

At the moment I've got some Shetland wool on the go in lovely natural colours - it's gorgeous to work with.

Now, if I could just get my hands on a spinning wheel!


sarah said...

oooh pretty colours!!! Hope all well with you lady!!

S x

Papoosue said...

Ha! I was wondering where you were missus :) So lovely to hear from you, how are you doing? xxxxx

sarah said...

I'm aces thanks! Up to eyeballs in work. I've become an Auntie - my brother and his wife had a little girl Hannah who is beautiful!

Hope you are getting yourself all sorted for Uni!

S x