Wow, my weekend whirling ever take an unexpected spin for me! I'm still reeling a little from the fact that I now have this...
..in my livingroom! She's an Ashford Elizabeth wheel, on loan for the next month or two. Here I was, finally feeling like I'm getting the hang of my little drop-spindles (I actually didn't drop it once this whole weekend!), and now I'm right back to the basics. Heck, I only just realized why the drive band kept flying off during in my first attempts (it's a double drive!).
I predict interesting times ahead, fellow spinners. Anybody got any useful links to online articles (I've already got to Spin-Off! ones) or blog posts of your own for me?
In the meantime, here's a shot of the very rough spinning I managed (even with in drive band on incorrectly, as you can see here!). It's a lovely natural brown Coopworth roving I picked up at Romni Wools last week, originally intended for spindle spinning. Wish me luck!