Spinning -my original passion with raw fiber! It all started with my daughter’s 4-H project. She started with rabbits and soon wanted Angoras-–
Angoras!?! She was eight years old and couldn’t brush her own hair successfully!
She talked me into it. I gave us both spinning lessons and we proceeded to buy and breed English Angoras.
She outgrew the project in two or three years, but I was hooked. I would probably still have those dear bunnies if I hadn’t been so severely allergic to them!
She went on to other activities but I, in the meantime, learned to weave and found my niche. However, it all started with spinning–something I haven’t done much of in the last decade.
Putting together this issue allowed me to reconnect with the joy of spinning. I had forgotten what a social activity it is! The Oakland Conference had several spinning classes that covered techniques unfamiliar to me. Some of the instructors have submitted articles to this issue.
I also recently attended Spinning Day on the Farm in Healdsburg. It was a beautiful day with many spinners spinning, several vendors with everything from fleece to equipment and finished yarn for sale, a scrumptious potluck lunch, and, of course, much socializing.
My wheel has again been put in an easily accessible place and is being used much more frequently. I think it’s time to join a spinning group again. I think I’ve missed the socializing.
I hope you enjoy this issue of CNCHnet even if you don’t spin.
Judy Fisher, Editor CNCHnet
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