Whew! I spent a lot of time spinning yesterday!
I filled my spindle twice yesterday! I also found a stash of fibre from 10 years ago that is still in really good shape! I even have silk and two silk spindles, one is a supported spindle. I found silk that I had been spinning years ago and i can't figure out why I thought I wasn't any good!
Anyway I've now spun some long staple prepared fleece and some short staple, spongy, unprepared fleece. The short staple is what is on the spinlde above. Here's what I think I learned!
1) Your draw should match your staple length, long draw for long staple versus short draw for short staple length
2) Long draw/long staple length works standing up. Short draw/short staple length I can do standing up, but it's easier sitting down. However, this was mainly due to supporting the fibre with a distaff either would be easy to spin standing up.
3) Spinning and walking is not as difficult as I thought it would be!
4) I can see how easy it would be to spin a lot of fibre while chasing a toddler around an open area all day, especially if you have a walking distaff.
5) Unsurprisingly, I want a distaff! I'm so glad my husband has a lathe!!!!!!!!! :)
Anyone else have useful things they've learned about spinning this month?