Wool spinning advice

If you read this blog regularly, you will have noticed that I am somewhat hyperactive (adult ADHD) and so Like to skip from one thing to another constantly. I have many hobbies that I keep returning to after long breaks. One of the things I like to do is spin…..sheep and alpaca wool, cotton and hopefully one day silk. I just found a great post about how to spin sock yarn that I thought I would share with you.

Knit Better socks Blog

If you are interested in spinning at all, please have a read.

Some of my home spun wool; from left to right- Suffolk cross, natural – merino, chemical dyed – merino, natural.

My old Scotch tension Ashford Traditional spinning wheel.
The start of a reel of cotton; very slow preparing and spinning.

What I like to make from my wool. I didn’t spin the red and green wool for these socks; unfortunately.

2 thoughts on “Wool spinning advice

  1. Hi Jude, I just discovered your blog, and as a beginning spinner, I will happily be returning for many visits I'm sure. One question, how old is your wheel? The dark brown Ashford with the Scotch tension, that is? I have just finished repairing and renovating mine, black rather than brown, and was wondering how old it was. I have never seen another exactly the same, until today. 🙂

  2. Hi Suzanne, Glad to meet you. Commenter s are always welcome here. The old Ashford was bought second hand from Gumtree many years ago, I have no idea how old she is. There are no Ashford plates, I identified her by the shape of the flier with the help of this website (http://users.actrix.co.nz/fbmoknox/australian/australianwheels.html). I have never seen another the same as that one either. I have recently sold that wheel as my mother-in-law bought me a little upright double band drive to play with and I don't have room for three wheels. Happy spinning.

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