…and it’s driving me crazy! I know at least GingeroftheNorth spins - if there’s any other spinners who might have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
The wheel is an older model (late 60’s, I’d guess) Ashford Traditional, that I got on eBay. I’ve had it a month, and haven’t succeeded in spinning anything yet. I just can’t seem to get it going right - it seems like once it gets going, the flyer comes loose and the drive-belt is thrown off (or maybe it’s the other way around - the thrown belt knocks the flyer off the maidens). I think it might be that the flyer’s unbalanced (one of the flyer hooks arrived bent, and snapped off at the wood). It’s more likely, though, that I’m just doing it wrong.
I’ve bought “Aldon Amos’s Big Book of Spinning,” and “The Whole Craft of Spinning” by Carole Kroll, and the booklet that came with the wheel, but somehow I still can’t manage it. Before everything comes apart, I’m ending up with one end that’s kinky-twisted and the other that’s one big slub. Is it even possible to do this self-taught? Or do I need to find a class?
I want to spin! Can somebody help me?