One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

Really?

May 10th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Is it possible that what with all the buying and selling of portable spinning wheels that I had the answer right under my nose all the time?  Could this be my portable spinning solution?

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It is portable!  I have this little bossie (I think this is my first ever, a spalted bubinga weighing in at 20g) tucked into my bag and it accompanies me everywhere.  I had it this weekend in MD and spun on at during free moments.  Managed to fill the spindle.  I offloaded it onto a skewer Monday night.  I find it is a restful way of waiting for mass transit.  And maybe, just maybe, I’ll finish off that tussah silk. 

Oh and yeah, Miss Kathryn has picked up the hobby as well.

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She came with me to MDSW this weekend while Alexander stayed home with the folks.  Sunday morning, before heading back home, we stopped into the festival for a look-see.  While I was testing the sole remaining orphan Moosie, Kat came over to me with a spindle and some sample fiber, requesting that I attach it for her.  I looked at her, she’s never used a spindle before, and I didn’t think the Bosworth’s booth at MD was the best place to start.  Sheila encouraged me, pointing out the cushy floor tiles they install to protect their backs and their spindles.  I got the fiber started, handed her the spindle and she was off to the races.  Both Sheila and I were gobsmacked by how quickly she took to it.  Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but she’s spinning a mighty fine, even single.  What you can tell from the picture is that she’s now the owner of her very own spindle, a bubinga in the 20g range too.

That’s my girl.  Now to get the boy going Smile

Craft on!

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Donna // May 10, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Yes – you may indeed have found the solution. It seems to be mine (funny – my blogpost today was about my spindle too). I can’t stand lugging my wheel around unless I will be spinning for an entire day someplace. I usually just take the spindle and off I go.

    Kat is going great! Wow – very impressive.

  • 2 Liz // May 10, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Reading this makes me want to dig out my spindle, and I don’t really like spindle spinning, lol!

    Look at her go, awesome!

  • 3 --Deb // May 10, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Right under your nose. And yay for Kat for picking it up so fast! It does remind me that I haven’t TOUCHED a spindle in ages, either.

  • 4 Laurie // May 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

    YAY! And she came to you about it on her own. That is so so cool.

    I love my spindles.

  • 5 JessaLu // Jun 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    yay for kat! I did some spindle spinning while watching Amy’s booth on Sunday – I had forgotten how much I enjoy it