Thursday, 21 July 2016

Fibre



I've made another Mary Rebecca by Ellen Mason on Ravelry,


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.


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