An account of the craftwork I get up to, tatting, spinning, knitting, sewing, whatever
Friday, September 13, 2013
A Spinning Lesson
A few months ago I had a phone call out of the blue from a man who said he'd heard that I could spin and asked if I would be willing to help him? Of course. It's not easy to give advice over the phone about such a practical subject, so eventually we had to meet. Jantjie lives 200 km from me and didn't want to come all this way, so we met in town on Wednesday at the habedashery shop. He had made an adaptation to his spinning wheel which made it good for spinning thick fibres but impossible to use to spin a fine thread. I think he'll take it off now, seeing as he wants to spin to weave table mats rather than floor mats. I showed him how to draft the fibres, which he was struggling with. Hopefully he'll be able to make progress now.