My First Handspun Yarn

This is the first handspun yarn I’ve done on my £25 spinning wheel I got from Gumtree. I used Carded Icelandic wool From the Twist Fiber Craft Studio.

It’s really over spun and it’s really uneven in width and texture but I don’t care! I’ve really chuffed with it 🙂 even although it does feel like horsehair twine 😦

The only Problem I had with doing this is that my Cheap Old spinning wheel is fine going clockwise do to the singles, However, when it came to running Anti Clockwise to do the plying the Whorl, Flyer and Bobbin all unscrewed from each other and made Plying very frustrating indeed as I had to stop every two mins to tighten everything back up. As you can see from the pick though… I got there in the end.

I present my first Skein to the world! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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