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babystyles
04-26-2006, 08:08 AM
I want to start spinning my own yarn, i can get hold of the fleece but what do i do next and what do i need in the way of equipment thanks in advance ladies :D

koolbreeze
04-26-2006, 09:11 AM
a wheel...

babystyles
04-26-2006, 09:16 AM
is that it?

Mienna
04-26-2006, 09:23 AM
Here are some sites I was given by Quirky. They have a ton of info on what you need, how to get started, all kindsa stuff. Hope that helps. :)
There is lots of good info out there.
You might look for a yarn / fiber shop in your area. Many carry handspindles and roving.

Ebay also has a lot of good spindles and roving. But do an internet search for both to get a good feel for pricing and such before you buy on ebay. Ebay can be pricey! I once saw a spinning book on ebay listed as $20.00 - it was the same book that can be bought on Amazon for $5.95 Shocked

For virtual lessons try -
http://www.icanspin.com (its the knitting help site of the spinning world - lots of videos)
or http://www.joyofhandspinning.com
It also has great videos and lots of info.

Also there are a bunch of helpful folk at:
http://www.knittersreview.com/forum/default.asp?CAT_ID=8

Good luck and dont give up - spinning is fun, but it does take practice and patience over the learning curve!

koolbreeze
04-26-2006, 10:58 AM
and fiber... but looks like you got that since you dye it. or a spindle. i can't seem to do wither so its up to you.