This past weekend was really exciting for me, I joined with Justine from The Wild Dyery to create a workshop where we would teach spinning on day one and then go on the following day to dye the handspun skeins with natural dyes.
We met in Saturday morning, Rosie, Gill, Fiona, Jean and Anne.
We spent Saturday learning how to spin, a skill that I’m sure anyone who has attempted takes a little while to master. Often it will be compare to patting your head and rubbing your tummy, but you know there’s way more to it than that.
Then there is a eureka moment when the penny drops, the hands catch up with the brain and calm begins to reign.
So we ended up with various lengths and gauges of yarn. When you first learn to spin, you want to spin so thinly and you hate those slubs and bumps. And then later on, you wish you could still produce those bumps when you want to create some fancy art yarn.