Leah’s agenda was to teach us to ply with the spindle. Of course, I had already experimented with this! I explained how I used the Peruvian trick. She told me the Peruvians would laugh at me, that they do use this but only at the end for a short bit! It did work well for me.
She showed how to ply from one ball and then two. She showed a lot of different fibers and tools. I learned how to use a nostepinne which I can see being labor intensive and slow. Hence the ball winder. First on my list to get. Second is probably a skeinwinder.
After plying what I had and skeining it off, I spun some more, getting more and more comfortable. And really liking it.
I’m thinking tomorrow will be a weaving day.