Saturday, March 03, 2012

wool batt on the distaff

There are a few things in this world that can help me relax.

Spinning is one of them. Spinning from a distaff is another.

Being that I needed some relaxation today, I decided to spin this Alpaca batt that I had prepared on the drum carder. I simply rolled it up, (much in the same way as I would if I were going to store it for a time) and attached it to the distaff.

I was spinning on the Canadian Production wheel, and I was using the distaff from my flax wheel. (What a nice combination! I have to remember to do this more often.) I made a little movie to remind myself how much fun it was. Enjoy!

14 comments:

Valerie said...

Thanks, I needed that.

Adrienne said...

Love it! What's the music? Must have!

Vlaďka said...

Thank you, Cyndy. It is so strange to see your hands at work. And your distaff? You made it yourself? And how many weels have you got?
Greetings to you over the ocean.

Misty Cottage Crafts said...

Gentle hands and soft fibre - beautifully relaxing to watch as well. I think I will have to put the tax work to one side and spin for a while!

Artis-Anne said...

so relaxing and lovely music also.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Amazing that you can do this AND you find it relaxing. This music would keep you going for sure.

Lynn said...

Just when I though my spinning tool acquisition obsession phase was over, now I find myself craving a distaff. Just one ... or two.

Manise said...

Made me realize that using a distaff really frees up your left hand up more. I too draft with my right hand. Great video!

Marcy said...

Oh, how wonderful! Was the just the music, or were you really speeding up there after a minute or so? Thanks!

Sue said...

So relaxing, perfect music... I just love your videos. Thank you!

judy said...

That 's a great idea. I can see setting up a floor distaff for that purpose. Thanks!

judy said...

That 's a great idea. I can see setting up a floor distaff for that purpose. Thanks!

thecrazysheeplady said...

You do the best videos!

Margaret Miller said...

This is a wonderful video, I enjoyed it very much and you've inspired me too to get a distaff of some kind.

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