Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fiber ~ getting out the spinning wheel

Finally after all this prep work, I am ready to get out my spinning wheel.

On my wheel I have a string attached to each bobbin:

The string stays on the bobbin, it's how one starts with attaching fiber to the spinning wheel to spin it into yarn. The string is tied so that it has a loop at the end.

I feed several strands of fiber through the loop of the string:

I pull those strands straight so that I can being to draft the fiber:

Drafting is the big magic part of making yarn, it's the whole key right there! So, I will save that for my next blog post.

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