I just got back from a FREE hand spinning class at the local library in my old hometown (home of the only one-sided Main Street in the U.S.). The spinning class I took about a year ago at Village Wools started with hand spinning before moving on to wheels. I spent the winter saving and longing for a wheel of my own, and I've been enjoying the company of Miss Zinna Paddle Put Lendrum since March. I never felt that I got the hang of hand spinning, though, so I was excited to have another shot at it, especially since I'd have the company of my pals Sara and Cae.
By George, I think I got it.
We used top whorl spindles made from cds, and my homework for the week is to spin two ounces of fiber so that next week I can learn how to ply.