Almost a month ago, I purchased a used Ashford Traditional wheel from a friend and I have been loving it. My friend was quite generous and included some practice romney fiber with the wheel, and I've been working on spinning that up. I am almost done, but wanted to share with you my progress. The first time I spun, I spun worsted. This time around, I am trying to create a thin, fingering type weight. So far, so good. I can't wait to throw some color on the wheel soon. Hello new addiction.
Not too bad, eh? Sure there is a lot of stopping and going, but I am learning how to control both the drafting and the tension!
Behold, my wheel! It looks as though I will have plenty of projects to keep me busy this winter!