Even though I took spinning classes several years ago near Austin, I really didn’t know anything and it was so much to absorb that obviously . . I didn’t! What I need is someone to watch me spin, and let me watch them spin and they can help me. I’ve watched the Craftsy class I have over and over and it helps. I learn something new each time, but it’s not like having someone holding my hand.
I googled “spinning wool” and or town and found some old guy who has demonstrated spinning at several community events. I asked a couple of people if they know him, because I couldn’t find him or much about him on the internet. My friend, Nelle, told me that the husband of a knitting buddy is good friends with the guy and she’s going to get in touch with them and see if they’ll get in touch with him and maybe he can help me.
Then, I was thinking . . I have a knitting friend in Nevada, MO who is an amazing, expert spinner. I’ll bet she’ll help me next time I’m there. I wrote her and she said “Sure!” She has multiple wheels, including an electric one, and lots of fiber so I’m looking forward to spending some time with her.
I’ll keep working. Practice really does help. Tomorrow I’m going to tackle a different fiber and try again. I’ll be a good spinner some day!