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Old 11-11-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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I want to Learn to Spin!!!
I am interseted inlearning to spin and would like to have the advice of spinners. I have no clue what I am getting into yet and do not want to spend alot at the out set. Where to start?
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:02 PM   #2
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Do you have an LYS where you could take a class? My LYS teaches classes on using a spindle and a wheel, and will rent wheels too. It seems like a good way to start out without spending a lot of money.

I haven't tried spinning yet, but would like to someday. I need to knit through some of my yarn before I start making more though
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Old 11-12-2010, 02:39 AM   #3
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The least expensive way to start spinning is with a drop spindle. Try I Can Spin to see how to make a spindle, or check out various Etsy shops for spindles and roving.

Abby Franquemont has wonderful youtube videos on drop spindling and a great book "Respect the Spindle" to help get you started.
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Old 11-15-2010, 01:36 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by mullerslanefarm View Post
Abby Franquemont has wonderful youtube videos on drop spindling and a great book "Respect the Spindle" to help get you started.
FYI: Amy carries this full DVD for "Respect the Spindle" in the KnittingHelp.com shop:

http://www.knittinghelp.com/shop/pro...he-spindle-dvd

It covers using a drop spindle, which is definitely the quickest way to get up to speed, not to mention the least expensive. We also have "How I Spin" which is a much more comprehensive 2 DVD set covering carding, spinning on a wheel, etc.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:10 PM   #5
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Knit picks has their "Learn to Spin" set on sale right now. It would get you a spindle and some fiber for a very good price and make getting started feasible. Aside from the DVD set that Sheldon mentioned, there are a lot of good tutorials to be found on You Tube as well.
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:45 PM   #6
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Nice avatar newwooley. Had me confused for a moment.
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Old 11-15-2010, 10:48 PM   #7
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Nice avatar newwooley. Had me confused for a moment.
Thanks Sheldon. Is this thing supposed to be gender specific? I'm a female and at the time I made it my avatar, it was the only knitting one I could find.
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Originally Posted by newwooley View Post
Thanks Sheldon. Is this thing supposed to be gender specific? I'm a female and at the time I made it my avatar, it was the only knitting one I could find.
I think the cheat is of the male disposition I like that he's holding the needles completely wrong. Even I know that, and I don't knit. Well, that's not quite accurate, I am working on my first hat and thankfully have Amy to turn to every time I drop a stitch!
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Originally Posted by sheldon View Post
I think the cheat is of the male disposition I like that he's holding the needles completely wrong. Even I know that, and I don't knit. Well, that's not quite accurate, I am working on my first hat and thankfully have Amy to turn to every time I drop a stitch!
Thanks for clarifying...I'm off to find a new "female" avatar. Leave it to me to find something wrong
I forgot to add congrats on learning to knit. I figured Amy would get some needles in your hands at some point, LOL. You have a great teacher to guide you.
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