Linda and Carol went on Saturday to the MS&W to buy a spinning wheel. Linda picked up Carol at 6:30 which is one of the reasons I did not tag along. Well, look at this!! She brought it into work yesterday, and today and I'm sure every day until she has enough to ply, dye and make a cabled project. This is the coolest thing I ever saw. Linda is very experienced, as a knitter, weaver and spinner. She did not plan on this but when she knew it could plug into a cigarette lighter and battery pack she was sold.
Then Carol took a turn. Carol has a little experience with a drop spindle. Listen to Linda's instructions. Then I tried. I have touched fiber and the spindle Carol brought back for me but I tried. See where Carols yarn snaps at the end because it was spun too tight, well I lasted 30 seconds. I hope the sound is good and I added title and credits, well, because I could. I still don't get the edit feature.
This 2nd video is well worth the viewing.
This machine is a work of art. the base is made from ribbon mahogany, maple bobbin. It is so quite. It is Wild Meadow's Butterfly Electric Spinner