Posted by Nina on Apr 21, 2010
Last Saturday my spinning group got together at Jenna’s from Uniquely Your’s home. It was so much fun! We had lots of laughs, great food, and a complete home tour of her craft room & nursery. I was there for 6 hours and during all of this time, these are the only photos I shot!
Somehow when I am with these ladies, I just forget to break out the camera! Sorry about that, but I hope you will enjoy the photos anyway. There is the lovely Jenna and her super adorable dog, all 160 lovable pounds of him. I would have taken him home with me — if I could carry him, or Jenna would let me!
Forgive me, but I don’t remember who was spinning this I remember that it was on an Ashford wheel. That was another interesting thing.. we had a huge variety of wheels in that room and it was nice to see them all together.. I really admired the finish on Ann’s Ashford (see next photo), it almost makes me wish I had finished my own wheel.
Ann had just gotten her wheel and was learning to spin at the meet up. I think she is doing a fabulous job so far.. it looks like yarn to me! Isn’t the color of her wheel and fiber just beautiful?
Lisa was spinning this on her Majacraft Rose right beside me. It looked nice and bulky, soft, and squishy.. all the wonderful things that you want yarn to be! I had never seen a Majacraft in person so it was nice to watch one in motion.
Jenna mentioned that she was thinking of selling her Kromski Harp loom and if I was interested it could be mine… that was an offer I couldn’t refuse! We couldn’t figure out what some of the parts were that came with it, but once I was home, I watched a couple of youtube videos and figured out what they were and how they fit. I was able to set up the warp and make my first weaving project! Photos to come later, I promise.
Someone recently turned me on to bead plying and I’d love to give it a shot! So I bought the fiber… I mentioned to Jenna that I was thinking about getting a drum carder and she was generous enough to let me card up these beautiful fibers so I could spin them..
She even let me have some angelina to make my brand new batts sparkley! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I can’t wait to spin them. I need to finish plying the fiber that’s on my bobbins so I can get right to it! I have decided to get the full size drum carder after all. I really enjoyed making them.
These are twice blended.
Last but not least, this is what I was plying up while at the meet. It’s Jenna’s tulip’s spin-a-long batts. You got 4 mini batts red & green, white & green, orange & green, and purple & green. I blended the orange & red batts together and plied with the white & purple. I got 179yrds. I don’t know what I want to make with it yet but I do want to use it, it’s lovely!