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Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's so big!

So, I finally broke down and bought my second spinning wheel. I'm well on my way to becoming a truly addicted fiber artist.  I currently have a Louet S10, which is very sentimental to me since it was my first wheel. It does a great job spinning yarn, but the orifice is a bit too small for my bigger yarns.  Hence the new wheel. My new shiny prize is the Ashford Country wheel with an orifice that is nearly one inch!   The bobbin is enormous!  I bet it could hold a pound of fiber, but I've yet to test that out.  It comes "naked" and needs to either be painted, stained or just leave au natural.  My dear husband stained the new addition to my fiber family a lovely, deep stain and sealed it with a Minwax oil.

So to try out the giant orifice I spun a super huge, bubble core spun yarn. I'm always trying to push the envelope...trying to make things bigger and more interesting. Stay tuned for more wonderful yarns.

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