~Hurray! Spinning class has started again. I was a tad late, after going back home 3 times for items I’d forgotten. Sigh…… Total amazement! The classroom was filled to the brim! Normally we have about 15 or so people, today we had 29 enrolled. There were about 15 new students. How wonderful it that? And, two of the new students are men!
Sadly, we didn’t get any new fiber to try BUT a fellow student shared a great new idea: spinning cotton from organic cotton balls. I went to Walgreen’s and purchased their studio35beauty Organic Cotton Balls. Unroll the cotton ball and you have a small cotton batting. So cool! I have not spun with cotton before and it was quite a challenge since the fibers are maybe 1 inch long. Felt as if I were a newbie spinner again, totally twisted, lumpy, etc. I was on the slowest speed, and slowed my feet down to a crawl, hum. There has to be a way to do this on the wheel and not have to get a charkha. I’ll find out next week at class.
One of the best parts of the class is sharing, Carolyn shared the cotton ball idea. She also got two Babe spinning wheels for Christmas; two different sizes. For those of you who’d like an inexpensive, portable wheel, this one is made of PVC pipe and runs around $250. It comes apart easily for transporting and weighs about 7 pounds. I’d really like a wheel with which I can travel. Hardware stores sell PVS paint so you can jazz it up!
Sara you were missed! Get there early, the class is packed!