Have you ever had a yearning to try something new and been completely at a loss in what direction to start? I'm at that point. Along with my many fiber hobbies I've been thinking about learning to spin for - oh - maybe the last decade or so...
I love repetitive motion hobbies. Knitting and sewing are up at the top of my list. Here's my question: For those of you that spin, how did you get started? Spindle, wheel, take a class, buy some roving and just do it? I don't think it'll be a matter of wondering IF I'll like it, it's more a matter of how to get started. What brand of wheel, what weight or type of spindle? I really need to slow down, settle and relax more. Many people have told me spinning can be very centering and relaxing.
It's been a toss up between dyeing and spinning. After a lot of thought whilst knitting I've decided that spinning and hand dyeing will both happen eventually ~ but spinning is intriguing me more. I practically drool over skeins of hand spun. Well - I do drool, but I try to be discreet about it.
How did you start to spin? Any words of wisdom to help start me on this journey would really be appreciated.