Monday I finally had the motivation to get my spinning wheel up and running. It has been a dustcatcher ever since the drive band snapped 3 years ago. I bought a new one last November, but progress did not... progress.
Monday was a lovely warm day - one of the last of the season, I suspect - and I collected a rag, the drive band, a screwdriver and gave it a good going over. It took only about 30 minutes, including repairing the scotch tension which I didn't even know was broken!
Now it is good as new and I have been spinning some lovely pink / red / purple merino/tencel blend at a laceweight. I am thinking of using it just as a singles yarn & not plying, but might have to do some experiments first.
I forgot how much I enjoy spinning. While I did do some spinning on a drop spindle in the intermission, it was not the same. I love the treadling, the drafting, watching the bobbin fill up with lovely fine yarn.
It feels good to have it fixed. I may have to fix some other stuff soon.
Dates and Blend
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