As you can see I have been doing more spinning. I'm close to building a good size cop on these two very different spindles. One is a CD spindle made out of a small DVD ,and the other is an ebony spindle I mentioned in an earlier post. I also included a felted ball. It was easily made by taking some discarded wool...you know the stuff left over when combing or carding some wool locks. I make a good size wad of the wool and stuff it in a nylon knee high stocking and throw it it with the wash as well as the dryer. My plan is to put each spindle in a paper bag or bowl to facilitate their movement and then pull the two singles simultaneously to wrap around the felted ball. Once the ball is covered with the two singles I will ply them together using a spindle. I plan to post pictures of the technique once I fill the spindles a bit more.
Yesterday I visited RI Handspun and got to visit with Marva who purchased a new Ashford Traveller from Sue. Her new wheel is a beauty, and she was spinning a lovely raspberry colored merino and tencel fiber. Lovely eye candy. Tssskk Tsssk....I didn't even think to take a picture.
Out and About Saturday Spin Ins:
Cathy's spinning merino on the Symphony and Shetland on the Schacht and more merino on the Clemes and Clemes. This is why we need additional wheels....
Grace is s winding some rose agate from her niddy noddy. Lovely color!
Margene is spinning some to die for sock yarn.
Elizabeth is displaying the neatest lamb kate with her latest fiber in progress.
Interested in Portuguese knitting? These YouTube videos were posted on the Historic Knit discussion group
And one in Portuguese: