My long term goal to own a spinning wheel came to fruition recently! I bought a second hand "Sleeping Beauty" wheel and she sure is a beauty. She could use some repairs but still spins well enough for now.
I took some classes with Cathy of Cat and Sparrow Fibres and am so glad that I did. Something that seemed so complicated now makes sense and I'm continually building my spinning knowledge.
This was spun from some commercially prepared and dyed roving.
This skein was spun "in the grease" from a coated fleece and then washed, lovely!
And this one is from the same fleece which I washed first, dyed in two separate lots of pink and blue, spun as singles and then plied together. Interesting.
The last skein I spun that is currently drying is what I would consider a major improvement for me. I'm getting more control over the thickness and general consistency of the yarn I'm producing, which is quite exciting!
One of my main aims for learning to spin is to have a much greater involvement in the fibre items I produce. So, goal number one is to dye and spin enough yarn to weave a scarf with. I'll keep you updated on that project :)
Hand dyed, hand spun and hand woven, sounds fabulous to me!