Learning To Spin...Then What?

I have been learning to spin for 6 months, 1 week and 1 day....well, there about if counting from the month, week, and day that I got my own wheel.  I can't really count the times I tried spinning at the spinning group I belong to.  I'm pretty sure my patient teacher never thought I'd ever get the hang of spinning a decent thin strand of yarn that would flow through the 3/8" orifice, have enough twist to stay together or fill a bobbin.

Sure enough she was spot on with the thin strand flowing through a .375" orifice.  I could clog that tiny thing with every other pump of the treadle.  There was a solution and it works perfectly for a thick and thin art yarn spinner.  It's called a Jumbo Flyer with a 3/4" orifice...pic #2.  Then there was treadling enough to get enough twist so the wad would hold together.  I actually could get twist...over twisted...cork screw tight...for a couple of inches then nothing...Failed the twist test.  Fill a bobbin?  Not enough time in the day when you have to start over a kabillion times.

After 6 months, 1 week and 1 day you can imagine how filling a bobbin, making twist enough for coils and having enough yarn to actually make something has me breaking my arm patting myself on the back.  And that's just one of the bobbins I have managed to fill.  I now have two full hanging racks with Sue Spun Art Yarn in my Shop.  Now both arms are broken.
So, what does one do with a Twisted Mass of Colorful Art Yarn?
One does a Photo Shoot!


  1. Spin-a-rama Sue - new name and lots of goodies. No wonder you can't find time to read. Too much color and using bobbins and such. We'll keep the world in balance. I'll admire your work and you can read my reviews - you can talk about the books as if you've read them. Deal??

  2. Lovely! Pat yourself on the back for me, too!


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