I’ve been practicing with my drop spindle this week and it’s frustrating me.
I still haven’t got the hang of it. I’m pretty sure my technique is terrible because every time I try and draft the drop spindle spins the opposite way to the way it was.
But I have plied some commercial yarns together.
That was quite fun.
I plied a white dk weight, a grey sock weight, and a multi coloured fingering weight together.
The end result was very cool. It looks a lot better than my efforts with merino fleece.
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It takes a lot of practice and patience. You’ll get there. Good idea to practice with commercial yarn.
I’m pretty determined. But I need to keep practicing. 🙂
Are you using the park and draft method? I know there are pros and cons to using it, but it be helpful for starting? Also I know merino tends to be less grabby which might be part f the issue? Just thought I would throw my limited knowledge out there. Best of luck!!
Park and draft is the only way I can get any success.
As soon as try to draft and spin at the same time it spins backwards.
I’ll try a few more tutorials. It’s had to click at some point.
It looks very professional to me!
That’s because that’s three professional yarns together.
I don’t really want to put a photo of my handspun up quite yet.
You still had to get it even…
You have more patience than me, I haven’t even attempted spinning yet. Good luck, you will get there!
Looks good from here ❤ Great idea to practice plying with commercial yarns! I’m gonna try that too 🙂