I have been lucky enough to acquire a Westbury Spinning Wheel. After about 6 years of going to Stafford Knot Spinners and being a member of The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers everyone thought it was time I had a go. Obviously I'm a keen knitter and a felt maker and just being there with the fibre-y people has always been enough for me, until now. A member was given the wheel to pass on to a beginner who could make good use of it, it's former owner having gone to join all the spinners that have gone before, so I'd better prove myself a worthy recipient.
My first spin, Lambswool and Cotswold.
Left to right, my first, second and third spin, I'm aiming for something like a Shetland jumper weight.
Another guild member invited us to meet her Alpaca, Corey and Magic.