This is short but I gotta go to bed!
I had an absolutely fabulous time this Saturday talking fibers to a great bunch of Girl Scouts working on their Renaissance Badge (which I hadn’t even HEARD of until this year, LOL!)In addition, I made up some sample Ren garb for the braver ones to try on...it was a hoot! No pics, I was too busy!
Several girls and moms were interested in learning more about spinning, so I pulled together the following and sent it to them:
There’s a magazine just for spinners (and you can get it off the rack at most Barnes and Noble AND Borders!)
A website alllllll about Handspinning!
Abby Franquemont of abbysyarns.com gives a video tutorial on hand spindling:
http://abbysyarns.com – excellent blog with lots of good info!
Instructions for Handspinning with top whorl spindle (top whorl is my personal fav kind of spindle!)
I love their disclaimer: WARNING!!! Spinning reduces stress and promotes well being. It can also be habit forming and lead to obsessive behaviors such as, but not restricted to: caressing and hoarding all fibers; dying them with food colors and things from your garden or whatever you have laying about; spinning the fluffy bits of the weeds in your fields, the cotton wad in your vitamin bottles and even the lint from your dryer! Proceed with extreme caution!
Mielke's Fiber Arts, LLC: Instructions for bottom whorl spindle spinning
and finally a listing of yahoo groups just about spinning and weaving!