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Magnicmax
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  2:54:16 PM  Show Profile Send Magnicmax a Private Message
I found a package on the front porch today from Webs - a rather large package that could perhaps fit a spinning wheel, which I incidentally told dh I would like for Christmas.

Sooo, jumping ahead of myself here, I want to be prepared to have a fun spinning time on Christmas morning! Problem is, I have only spun for a few minutes (poorly at that) so I don't know how to start. Any suggestions? Any good DVD's to explain? Also, I have no fiber to spin (is it really called fiber anyway?), so I was wondering what a good one would be to start and where could I order it. There are no local places that sell it that I know of yet.

Thanks for the help!

Donna

Lissa
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Posted - 12/15/2005 :  3:19:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lissa's Homepage Send Lissa a Private Message
Yup, it's fiber. Patsy Zawitosky (just say Patsy Z - they'll know who you're talking about) has a great VHS tape called Spinning: Basics and Beyond. As far as fiber: Go play on Ebay and buy up a pound of Romney or Wensleydale roving, and use that to learn to spin. Then go back and buy an ounce or two each of a bunch of different fibers, including several breeds of sheep. Then have fun! Prepare to spin very uneven yarn at first, but you'll improve with time. Have fun!

Lissa

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a
revolutionary act. -- George Orwell


Oh, and I now have a blog:http://knittnlissa.typepad.com/knittnlissa/
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