Monday, December 16, 2013

Welcome to the family

Taking the new girl for a spin #minispinner

Though I love my Majacraft Rose and it has served me well for 5 years, lately i've been wanting something different. because of the way i angle my body to draft longdraw, my back aches when spinning for any length of time. my knees also get cranky especially during long plying sessions. i try my best to ply with the smallest number of breaks possible because leaving the plying setup in the open with my cats around is just asking for trouble.

so I saved and bought myself a Hansencrafts minispinner. i got the cherry woolee winder version with 4 bobbins. honestly i haven't had much of a chance to try it out yet. i spun a little of the sample fiber that was sent with the wheel on Friday but the rest of my time has been occupied with holiday gifts. i'm off for 2 weeks after this week so i'm hoping to really get some milage on it over the holiday. here's hoping we'll have many productive years together.

1 comment:

  1. Well I've never seen such a thing! I have always wanted to learn to spin but coordinating the treadle and draft just seems way too hard. I want to go sl-o-o-o-w and regular wheels don't let you do that! This was really interesting to read about, thank you for putting in a link. :)

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