And since I'm so in love with spinning I wanted to share with you how I learned and let you know it's not as hard as you might think and it requires only a few simple tools and materials! Then you too can be a spin addict like me! *queue evil laughter*
I posted about it on my blog earlier too and you can check out my first handmade drop spindle (link coming *soon*) which I learned to make from found household objects via perusing YouTube and elsewhere on the web. Since then I graduated up to the absolutely gorgeous handmade spindles you see at the beginning of this post.
But tools and suppliers aside I owe my ability to spin entirely to the lovely Megan LaCore who produced a wonderfully concise video series about spinning. What's below is the video she made on using a top whorl spindle, it's by no means the first of the series as she talks about drafting, and then goes on after to talk about plying, finishing your skein, and some other bits about spinning - but it will get you started quickly once you have a bit of fiber to spin and a top whorl spindle. So enjoy!
So I'd love to hear from you in the comments below! Are you a spinner? Do you have a favorite video or other tutorial for learning? Do you use a top or bottom whorl spindle? If you don't spin, are you ready to explore it now? As always thanks for tuning in and I'd love to have you on my newsletter so I can send you super secret squirrel updates and we can connect on social media as well! <3