Smoky Mountain Colors

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Drop Spindle Question

I just got a surprise email from my mom. She purchased for me a drop spindle and it will be here by Friday. So now, I need your suggestions on what fiber, etc I should purchase to learn how to do this. I have a book, now a spindle, and soon to be something from YOUR suggestions. LOL.

6 comments:

Hockey Mom said...

Hmm, Corriedale is nice. Send me your snail mail, I have a little something I can send on to you.

Diana said...

I wish I could help you, but I've never used a drop spindle. Erica (Skein Street) has spun using a drop spindle. She would probably be able to help you.

Anonymous said...

I started with Merino. It practically spun itself. I loved it! But it still didn't turn out perfectly. It definitely takes practice. Don't get discouraged! That's the best advice I can give.

Elysbeth said...

I started with Ashland Bay. It's not very expensive, it's soft, smooth, and comes in yummy colours.

Don't forget your library for books : )

PlumpKnitter said...

I love my drop spindle.. I really really do..they are fun.. but umm well after getting my hands on a spinning wheel I actually dropped my drop spindle *lol* now I am just waiting for a spinning wheel to show up on my front door from Santa.. I just used some roving I carded myself .

Melissa said...

I started with Falkland. Never did like spinning corriedale on a spindle :-) Blue Faced Leicester would probably be my #1 for easy to spin.

I think I have some Falkland & BFL tucked away somewhere if you'd like me to send you some samples.