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a controlled spin

February 23, 2020

Saturday was the guild’s annual Spin-in

an all day gathering of fibre fanatics – an excuse to do nothing but spin and visit

this is a picture from last year

just to give you an idea what 40-50 spinners all in a row looks like

why last year? – because the battery in my new camera died just as I got started

and guess what – I don’t have a cell phone

of course one goes with cash – just because you know you’re going to buy something

and I absolutely fell in love

with this mixed breed lambs wool – Blue Faced Leicester and Cotswold

all these shades from one little lamb

incredibly soft and silky

look at these curls – they are too beautiful to do anything with

but I’ll hand tease and spin the locks on my favorite Turkish spindle

fleece from

spindle from

and the blended colours of this tussah silk were calling to me

that’s all – I didn’t break the bank

and just in case you don’t know about this site   for more spinny things

and try the on-line jigsaw for a little fun

Spring is on the way although today is stormy with high winds and steady rain

8 Comments leave one →
  1. vdbolyard permalink
    February 26, 2020 7:25 am

    i keep reading of your wonderful doings, and wordpress hates me


    • February 26, 2020 8:48 am

      Velma – sorry you’re having trouble. I think every blog platform made a competitive decision to make responding difficult – for security reasons?? – and shot themselves, and the users in the foot.


  2. February 24, 2020 12:52 pm

    Oh my those colours, that yarn, heaven.


  3. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    February 24, 2020 3:42 am

    That sounds like spinners heaven!


  4. February 23, 2020 11:21 pm

    I am a Lily of the Field, I do not spin, but Oh! the wool, and Oh! the silk… I would have to find a way to use them just as they are…


    • February 24, 2020 8:41 am

      Kate – to hold those natural fibres in my hand and feel them slip through my fingers is my primal link to the earth and it’s creatures and to all textiles. Spinning is a moving meditation.

      Liked by 1 person

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