So much has happened in the last 2 years. Spinning takes up more of my time, I think I am obsessed with it, in a good way. I have fiber all over the house and I see colors in a more pronounced way and think "how can this be captured in fiber?"
And so it goes....
Some pictures of my recent spinning:
I have acquired tools for spinning which, much like yarn stash, takes on a life of it's own.
My go-to wheel is a Schacht Matchless:
I was fortunate enough to find this used wheel in great condition from a local spinner who sold it to me for a fair price. It was LOVE at first treadle! I sold my first wheel to make room and help offset the cost of the Matchless. That first wheel (I purchased used off of ebay) was an Ashford Traditional, which was a good wheel, but the Matchless is simply Awesome!
My travel wheel is an Ashford Joy (I/older one):
It took us some time to build a good working relationship and at one point I was going to break up with it, but I learned it's ways and now we work pretty well together. It's super portable and great for when we go on car trips, camping or if I go to spin-ins/festivals. I don't think I'd take it on a plane since I'm not sure it would fit in the overhead.
I have some spindles as well which are great portable spinning tools at weekend lacrosse and baseball tournaments where there's lots of standing around...clockwise from upper left: Jenkins turkish drop spindle (Aegean), and top whorl spindles by Bosworth, including a moosie (made from cast off moose antler), Spindlewood, love the square whorls and Tracy Eichheim's Woolly Designs with cutouts have found their way into my home and spinning toolbox:
I have more to share but mom duty calls...school bus is running 120 minutes late so Mom-bus has been called.
Happy creating! knitting, spinning, crocheting, felting, crafting, sewing...whatever floats your boat