My journey into the world of weaving

Spinning update

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I have rented an Ashford Kiwi. It’s actually a brand new wheel; I am the first to rent it! It needs a little oiling but is working fine. I spun up some mohair wool blend and that seemed to go smoothly. Now I’ve got some alpaca marino which is a little more troublesome. Very slippery.
And having to use threader is a little tiresome but easy enough. It is double treadles which actually hasn’t been too difficult to adjust to.

At the shop, I tried the Schacht Ladybug and liked that. But I couldn’t rent that one.

I think the Kiwi and I will become friends. It’s very compact and sturdy. And it does treadle smoothly.

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  1. One of the fascinating things about spinning is how different the various fibers behave on the wheel. Merino is very slippery, but with alpaca will be a wonderful yarn! I haven’t tried that blend before, but now I’ll have to.

    So nice you get to sample some different wheels, too.

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