Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Skill +1UP - 2KCBWDAY2
I'm going to talk about a skill I tried to learn - and failed.
When I went to Fibre Flurry in October I took a spinning workshop, (I blogged about it here), to sum it up - I wanted to be good at it. I wasn't. I was ready to give up.
Then I got a lot of support on Twitter (where I was moaning about being a spinning dunce) to have another go, mainly from Megan who runs The Thylacine, she sells seriously beautiful fibre. I joined her fibre club and built up a little stash of fibre, I watched LOADS of you tube videos, I had another go..... and failed again.
Still more encouragement came from Megan, she sent me some little samples that were perfect for beginners and encouraged me to try spinning on a wheel because using a spindle isn't for everyone. I'm sad I didn't get to meet her in person before she moved back to Australia.
Then I got really busy designing various things and the spinning got put to one side. I am determined to learn how to spin though, I'm going to take another beginners workshop at Knit Nation in the summer and find a way of trying out a wheel, maybe Father Christmas will read this and I'll find a wheel under the tree this December....