Expanding My Library

I’ve thus far been able to play with my wheel long enough to find out that I needed to re-do the break band and oil the treadle connections. And as of last weekend I have accomplished both of those things I am also getting better at consistently treadling in the same direction when I treadle on an empty wheel. (Note: I was gifted a Hitchhiker Wheel by Merlin Tree in case anyone was interested.)

Next up, is actually trying to make some yarn. My day job has been CRAZY stressful lately as I just became a supervisor in January and one of the longest track employees in my department gave her 30 day retirement notice. So I haven’t been making much progress on finding the time to YouTube learning to spin.

My next thought was to go analog and get some books. Thank you used book exchange! I got two used spinning books. The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook is one I have seen on many of a spinning podcast so I know it’s good but maybe past my skill level at this point. But the “How To Spin” was an amazon suggestion I took a risk on. I am trying to reserve my judgement until I start reading.

Happy (Almost) Spinning!!

2 thoughts on “Expanding My Library

  1. Oooh I’m excited to see you get going. I find the Fleece and Fibre Sourcebook great for looking up new fibres I’m not familiar with. For example when Alissa sent me Coopworth fibre I went straight to the book to see what it said about it and how it spins, dyes and whether it felts well. It isn’t the sort of book you’d read from cover to cover but great ‘source’ book 🙂

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