I love spinning. I'm still a novice, but I love the idea of creating a stunning yarn for that amazing project that is yet to be designed. I also love sitting at the wheel, hearing it's creaks and whirs as it spins round and round.
I love the feeling in my leg as I treadle up and down, listening to the rhythm and trying to maintain a uniform speed. I love the way I have to pay attention to my body to make sure that my posture is supporting me and so that I don't hurt my back as I spin for long periods of time (though most days, I'm only partially successful!).
Those tiny movements in my back make me feel so connected. And then the feeling of the fiber slipping through my fingers (on a good day) is so magical as I watch it twist in to something beautiful (hopefully without too many crazy spots).
I actually was starting to teach myself to spin "over the top" with this mohair/silk blend that I bought last weekend. It was a lot easier than I thought and though the yarn was pretty crazy looking with it's overtwists and slubs, I'm well on my way to learning to spin with this slippery concoction!
I'm sure I'll have some more pictures to share when I've set the twists on the two bobbins I spun up this week! In the meantime, check out more of the fabulous fiber artists on Fiber Arts Friday over at Wisdom Begins in Wonder!!