Making Friends

With a process that is. I’ve been trying for months to conquer support spindling. I started with a tahkli, it didn’t go so well. Then I got a lovely Russian style support spindle, and while that wen’t better than the tahkli, it still didn’t really click. About 2 months ago I put in a special order for a Neal Brand tibetan style spindle, and it arrived over the weekend. I’d also gone to our local weavers and spinners guild show that morning too and so I just happened to have some lovely BFL/Silk from The Dyeing Arts that was desperate to be spun. And then it all clicked. The spindle spun beautifully and the fiber drafted amazingly well and while I am not perfect at it, I have yarn that is gorgeous. It took some time, but the learning process was entirely worth it.