(Photo from The Woolery)Well, hello there.
I hope you are enjoying your winter time, though it feels more like spring around here! I have been doing a lot of knitting, and have finally begun the task of learning to spin my own yarn. I have used a drop spindle at various points in the past, but I never found it an enjoyable experience. I have had a couple of lessons on spinning wheels owned by other people, but did not have one of my own - until now.
I was recently gifted a beautiful used Ashford Joy single treadle, and I am overjoyed! I need a lot of practice, and so far have not been successful at creating any useable yarn, but it is just a matter of getting the tension correct, and getting my two hands and one foot to each do independent tasks in unison in just the right rhythm.
I am a whiz at treadaling because my grandmother had an old treadle Singer sewing machine that I loved to play with when I was a child.
When I have something worthwhile come off my spindle, I will share a photo or two.