My new Spinning Wheel a Schacht Ladybug, and the fiber I’ve managed to turn into singles already. With my tax refund I managed to order this Ladybug. It was so simple to put together I was through almost before I had started. I took it for a brief test run last night, going against everything that we are told to do and starting with some fiber to spin with. It worked like a dream. I need a different chair so I can sit comfortably while I spin, and I probably need something to act as a dropcloth but those are just details.
I have some exciting news on the weaving front as well. A friend of mine, a non-traditional student that goes to the community college I work at, is going to be moving out of state and she has a couple of looms she wants to get rid of. She gifted me with my first rigid heddle loom earlier this week, the heddle is missing a few bits but I think it is a Beka 24″ heddle so I can order a replacement. I am thinking about trying to warp it up and play with it, but I do not think I can tear myself away from my wheel for any length of time in the near future, except for laundry…I have to do laundry tonight!
Happy Crafting, more on the spinning and weaving front to come!