Round and round she goes…
I have this fond memory of visiting the Henry Ford Museum in the 70s to check out their exhibit of life in the 1800s. I specifically remember getting to try spinning on an old spinning wheel. I don’t remember how well I did at spinning, but I remember being amazed at the process. Since then, I’ve periodically considered learning how to spin.
Of course, I don’t expect it to be easy. I am hopeless when trying to coordinate different muscle movements and I’m not particularly adept at spatial coordination. That means that attempting to try to spin on a drop spindle (spatial drama!) or regular spinning wheel (coordination drama!) is out of the question as a first step. However, I think an e-spinner may address both of those dilemmas. So, I purchased an e-spinner and I hope to learn a few things by practice on my own and perhaps some private tutoring.
Anyway, 40+ years after my initial experience with spinning, I’m kicking off my spinning goals with Tour de Fleece 2019. My goal for the Tour is to simply spin a little each day. Hopefully, that will give me a chance to get to know my e-spinner and get a feel for how fiber feels.
As I get a bit of experience, my next set of goals will involve reading, watching videos, and speaking with experienced spinners. That should help me identify future spinning goals.
Wish me luck!