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Re: New spinner

Postby liscoole » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:42 pm

Ive just started spinning too, using a drop spindle. I am loving it, but having trouble drafting my fibres as they seem glued together and really hard to separate!

Another bizarre side effect I have noticed is that every time i spin, I get really greasy lips and a greasy face... wonder if that is the lanolin flying off the roving... it's wierd! :eek:
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Re: New spinner

Postby cath » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:56 am

Oooh, how exciting. I'd love to have a go at spinning but unfortunately I hardly have enough hours in the day to knit at the moment, never mind spin too. I'm hoping that once Charlotte is a bit older, I might be able to give it a try. Good luck.
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Re: New spinner

Postby Alison h » Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:06 pm

I've managed to spin some yarn from my Forest fibres starter kit - after my exam on October 18th, I will post some pics.

I didn't have any problems with lanolin - the fibre I had been using had been washed & dyed.

Still not sure what I will use the yarn for - it's sort of chunky thickness.

Good luck to others who are starting out.
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