Sunday, 16 June 2013

Learning to Spin

My stand at St Dunstan's is next to the lovely Wendy Fowler. She makes beautiful pots, vases, bowls etc and also spins....
She had her spinning wheel and a scrumptious batt of carded merino and silk which she was playing with today. I took advantage of a quiet half hour this morning to have a go! Wendy makes it look so easy, and relaxing, almost meditative.....
All I can say is I was quite relieved when we had a big influx of visitors! It's so much harder than it looks. It's like patting your head and rubbing your tummy, your foot does one thing whilst your hands do something else. I didn't find it relaxing at all. I would definitely like to have a longer go and try to master it though.
The picture is Wendy showing how it's supposed to be done.

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