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Monday, 27 February 2023 11:54

My first time with a spinning wheel.

Hello and welcome to the Friday's Witch! 


The next months are behind me without a blog. I miss posting but unfortunately life is not going well for me. But today will not be about my worries. On the contrary - about small successes. But from the beginning: in October 2020, bearing in mind the upcoming date of my birthday, I made myself a gift. I dreamed about it for a long time, but I didn't have the courage to admit it. Yes, you guessed right - I dreamed of a spinning wheel. When I was at a quilt market in Germany a few years ago, I saw a stand with spinning wheels. I watched as the lady sitting at the spinning wheel spun the thread beautifully and evenly. A fascinating sight! Staring at the spinning thread, I heard - "Do you want to try it?" Of course, I wanted to try it, but I knew perfectly well that it was not an easy task. I was very afraid that I would not be able to cope with the task, but curiosity was stronger than fear. And you know what? I did it! From that moment on, I kept thinking about spinning yarn on my own  and, of course, about the spinning wheel! So over two years ago my dream came true.Unfortunately, bad health, then a pandemic, which unfortunately did not improve my health, then the next stage of the disease and ... finally, 2 weeks ago I was strong enough to make the decision to pull the spinning wheel out of the box. In the meantime, it turned out that there will be practical training in the use of spinning in Krakow. It's only 100 km from me. An hour's journey by car. I didn't hesitate to go. The training taught me confidence in using the spinning wheel. Now I have many hours of practice ahead of me. I'm not worried about time. I'm in no hurry - I'm making my dream come true!

I have a Sonata spinning wheel. HERE IS THE LINK to the manufacturer. Kromski & Sons spinning wheel is a Polish company, but they are known all over the world. Most of them are in Germany and the United States of America. In Poland, you can also buy it in the Hobby Wełna store LINK HERE

kolo2Here is my first artistic author's yarn :D :D 


In addition to practice, there was a lecture on the origin of fibers. We could touch and feel the difference between plant and animal fibres.Of course, there are also differences between animal fibers, because as you can guess, there are also different hairs among sheep. There are also differences in plant fibers such as flax or nettle.

kolo5Here you can see two different silk fibers - Noble and less noble silk. The white, shiny one is the one... that I love :D :D 


And here are two silkworm cocoons. Did you know that from one such cocoon you can unwind a thread up to 3,000 meters long?


That's it for today's news from your favorite Witch ;) 


Soon I will show you my new colored yarn.


I hope you like my new page and my  work :D I'd be glad if you leave a comment. Have a great day Loves! Margaret


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