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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

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Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
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Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  08:51:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just love the spinning world and was wondering what types of spinning wheels you all have. Would love to see some pictures of them as well, and what are you all working on? what fibers/roving etc.
I'm am so enjoying this art and learning how to dye the fibers/and skeins of yarn. What a rewarding hobby.
Hope to hear from you who do this art.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.

proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  09:58:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would love to learn but having a hard time finding someone to teach me.


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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  10:02:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rose do you have a spinning group near you? This is how I started. They are a blessing and have so....much info....
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  10:06:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can not find one. I am in Dover Ohio


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beekeepersgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

1408 Posts

Luanne
Cresco PA
USA
1408 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  11:43:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Kromski Minstrel and an antique Saxony wheel. Wish I could find someone to teach me also. We have a local spinning group, but they meet during the day, and I still work full time.

beekeepersgirl #691

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
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proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  12:13:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please let me know how you all got started spinning.. Hopefully it will help me...

Rose #5393 Dutch Valley Farmgirl Where rolling hills and buggies you will see.
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  12:25:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is some pictures of my spinning group a belong to.
this is one of my spinning wheels

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  12:30:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wanted to share with you some pictures from a ladies retreat had last year.

We put on a ladies retreat last year and I had the spinning group come and share about the art of spinning/carding etc.. The ladies loved it..
If you need any info please let me know , if I can help you ladies out, would love to.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  12:36:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the big spinning wheel you see being used or in antique shops

Rose #5393 Dutch Valley Farmgirl Where rolling hills and buggies you will see.
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  12:59:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rose,
They are called/name: Antique Giant or Walking Wheel.(The one's you see ladies standing next to it with a big wheel?)
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.

Edited by - sunflowercritters on Dec 30 2013 1:03:48 PM
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proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  1:26:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thankyou...


Rose #5393 Dutch Valley Farmgirl Where rolling hills and buggies you will see.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3045 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3045 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  2:13:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello there spinners! I have been spinning for a few years now. Maybe 5 or 6 years. I loose track of time. I pretty much taught myself to spin off the internet. Check out you tube! I did take a class on using the drop spindle, that helped out too. I have a Schacht lady bug spinning wheel. I love it. I enjoy the whole process, but it is a lot of work! I really like wearing the items I create from my sheeps wool. It is so warm!

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
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kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1291 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1291 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  2:25:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Ladies,
Well, I have a few wheels,Ashford Traditional and Traveller, and a few antique wheels, which are useable and fun to play with ... but not for spinning.
I love my Ashfords and hope to get the Ashford Elizabeth next year ...
Right now I am spinning some of my Shetland( Echo) fleece, and hope to knit and felt some slippers.
As for learning the art of spinning, for me it was not about a class or lessons it was about practice, practice ... the more you spin the better you will get. I first started with a drop spindle as well.
As Michele said there are a ton of videos to learn from, good luck!

Teri
"There are black sheep in every flock"

www.whitesheepfarm.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitesheepprimitive
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proseharley
True Blue Farmgirl

96 Posts

ROSE
dover ohio
USA
96 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  2:37:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just found a class on drop spindle March 15th at historic Zoar Village.. excited.

Rose #5393 Dutch Valley Farmgirl Where rolling hills and buggies you will see.
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kysheeplady
True Blue Farmgirl

1291 Posts

Teri
KY
USA
1291 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  4:21:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have fun Rose!

Teri
"There are black sheep in every flock"

www.whitesheepfarm.com
https://www.etsy.com/shop/whitesheepprimitive
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  4:27:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My hubby and I made a drop spindle. It is fun as well. Yes your right...practice, practice is the key. I remember couple of years ago my hubby got me a spinning wheel for Christmas and that is what I was told...practice start and stop. Get use of peddling... utube has lots to show how on different wheels and how to with fibers. I raise angora rabbits and I spin the fibers off them, a little more challenging then sheep wool.
Ladies thanks for sharing, we learn so much from each other.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  4:32:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Michele,
Three ladies in my spinning group have the bug spinning wheel and they do love theirs as well. I also have a hitch hiker spinning wheel. I use this one when I go camping. I'll take some pictures of my three wheels to share with you ladies. Hope you post some pictures of your wheels. Love seeing the different kinds.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 30 2013 :  4:33:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by sunflowercritters

Michele,
Three ladies in my spinning group have the bug spinning wheel and they do love theirs as well. I also have a hitch hiker spinning wheel. I use this one when I go camping. I'll take some pictures of my three wheels to share with you ladies, also a picture of my drop spindle that I love. It spin's so good. Hope you post some pictures of your wheels. Love seeing the different kinds.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.



I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3045 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3045 Posts

Posted - Dec 31 2013 :  05:03:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is great to keep those first spun yarns around to admire and compare with what you spin now. I actually knitted my first spinnings into a headband. I used some of Debs bunny fiber in some headbands for gifts last year. My yarn is not perfect, but it makes me happy to use. It holds together even after ripping out a few times! :) I am working on a new pattern for felted slippers/clogs. Working on number 2 slipper, and the next challenge will be felting them. Will get some pics for you soon.

just a girl farming in WI

Michele
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Dec 31 2013 :  3:58:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Teri,
Love your spinning wheel.
Michele, Would love to have a pattern of your felted slipper clog. Would you share the pattern with me? and would love to see yours when finish. How did you like the angora? Isn't it so ...soft. I just love the fibers all by itself or mixed in with other fibers.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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KD Earthwork
True Blue Farmgirl

210 Posts

Katie
Gualala Calif.
USA
210 Posts

Posted - Jan 01 2014 :  9:23:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've been spinning since 1976 when my Grandma introduced me to her friend who spun. I soon bought a ashford wheel that was upgraded by a master wheel crafter.
I believe you just need to do it ! It will start getting clear after awhile. I mostly spin out of raw fleeces now as I find carding too time consuming. I also love roving. Do try all the fibers, they are wonderful. I love wool ! Especially when it gets cold in the fall, nothing seems better than dragging out my wheel and knitting needles. I used to weave a lot but find knitting with handspun more dimensional.

Enjoy it, just start you'll get the hang of it.

http://www.rosemancreekranch.com
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Jan 07 2014 :  11:58:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

this is the flax spinning wheel I got for Christmas to restore. Love it so working on it, trying to find the parts.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Feb 08 2014 :  12:21:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone have a book on restoring old spinning wheels that they would like to barter for?
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3045 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3045 Posts

Posted - Feb 09 2014 :  04:31:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good luck on restoring that spinning wheel Deb. I don't have any books for restoring. The pattern for the felted slipper/clogs is fiber trends AC-33 by Bev Galeskas. The directions look complicated, but it is very easy. You just have to keep track of what row you are on. I still have not felted them yet. Got to get my old top load machine hooked up to use that for felting. Maybe I will get my husband to help me do that today. Would be nice to be able to wear my slippers.


just a girl farming in WI

Michele
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sunflowercritters
True Blue Farmgirl

1102 Posts

Debra
Springfield Maine
USA
1102 Posts

Posted - Feb 18 2014 :  11:02:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
here is the other two spinning wheels I have...one the hitch-hiker I'm getting ready to spin from it.

just love the spinning world..
so rewarding and relaxing.
Deb

I Thessalonians 5:16,17
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Deb-farmgirl sister #462
http://sunflowercritters.blogspot.com/
Be like a Sunflower, Turn your Face to the Son.
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SandraM
True Blue Farmgirl

295 Posts

Sandra
Coldwater Michigan
USA
295 Posts

Posted - Feb 19 2014 :  4:56:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Schacht Wheel that my husband bought me years ago.
I have really not used it much until the last year and a half.
I enjoy spinning wool, especially the long wools. Romney and Border Leicester being my favorite.
My husband did make me up some Tunis Roving and it isn't as easy to spin, but is getting easier.
There isn't a local guild in my area. Youtube videos have been very helpful. I have taken a class. There is a guild but it is about 45 minute drive, so I haven't made it over there yet.
I raise fiber sheep so spinning goes hand in hand :)




Sandra
www.mittenstatesheepandwool.com
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