I spin on a traditional Ashford spinning wheel, creating beautiful yarns spun mostly from Shetland and Jacob fleece. I also spin other yarns such as marino and silks and then ply these to mix with other fibres to create wonderful Art Wool!
I aim to learn how to dye natural wools using vegetable and natural resources.
My Spinning Wheel was painted by my friend Jan Lewis, a canal artist.
Del gave me a Jacob’s fleece last summer. I carded and spun 200g straight from the fleece.
After I plyed the wool I mixed it with a Kaffe Fassett sock yarn and began kniting the cowl for Del.