Leslie came over last night to give me my first really intensive spinning lesson.
The wheel is a thing of beauty. It’s a Baynes, single drive, scotch tension, double treadle wheel. One day I’ll know what all that means.
Leslie gave me a number of exercises that, all together, helped me be spinning something that my wheel would at least wind on by the end of the evening.
Even while learning, the wheel is such a pleasure to use that I’m sure I’ll be able to keep up my goal of spinning at least 3 nights a week for practice, even if it’s just 15 minutes.
I’m already going nuts on pinterest boards full of beautiful handspun to inspire me, more pics to come as soon as I’m showing some progress!
how lucky you are to have such a timeless piece…it’s really beautiful…
i just got my first wheel on friday and i too am a “newb”…if you get the chance check out the eastern ontario spinning retreat in september at wintergreen studios…it should be a lot of fun…
That’s awesome Lindsay! Congrats on your new baby :) I’m spinning for at least 10 minutes a day, and even at that modest rate the improvement is noticeable! I will definitely check out that retreat!