This summer we went to the state fair and there was a woman demonstrating on her spinning wheel in the quilt building. Jake got to talking to her while I looked around & when I found him she offered to let me try her wheel for a bit. I caught the fever!
We looked at wheels online for a few weeks, but I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted. Then I discovered that many shops rent spinning wheels! At the Scottsbluff fiber fair I rented a SpinOlution Bee Travel Wheel. It's a nice wheel, but wasn't right for me.
I returned that one and rented a Kromski Minstrel instead. I love it!! This is definitely the wheel I will be getting, and hopefully Jake will be spinning on it soon too!
I've also found some great indie dyers who come up with beautiful colorways...
|The Tenth Doctor from Storied Yarns (left) and Demon from Midnight Designs|
|Waiting to be plied|
The buffalo roving was spun for a shop in Dubois (Wyoming). It was kinda tricky to spin because of the short kinky fibers, but it was fun. I hope to be able to sell some of my handspun yarns in the future. I think it would make for a great SAHM business. We'll see how it goes!
|Roving in my queue|