homemade drop spindle

on wednesday, my knitting friend shea and i went to a drop spindle spinning class at the cutest local craft store, home ec workshop. here's what we made:


it's called a drop spindle and it's used for spinning wool into yarn. pretty cool, huh?

well, i don't know if spinning my own yarn is for me [i'm horrible at it] but it's fun to try new things! we have two more weeks of the class, hopefully i'll get better. if i get decent enough at it, feel free to call me a regular old spinster.

drop spindles come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, so we made our own out of a dowel, a hook, two cds, a grommet and some binder clips.

1 comment:

  1. That is awesome! I've actually wanted to try spinning my own yarn, but it always looked kind of hard/expensive to try, so I never have. Are you going to post a tutorial so we can all make our own now? :)