The drop spindle gets its name from the fact that it hangs from the yarn you are making and gets closer to the floor as you work. Using a spindle lets you have full control over the yarn your making and allows you to make it most anywhere. Once your learn the basic motions involved in spinning your body does the rest. This makes spinning incredibly relaxing, even more so than knitting or crocheting. Shown below are some of my projects. There are many more but these made it in front of the camera at the right times.
If you have seen me spinning at a festival in 2018 you might have noticed all the pretty fiber. I have had the privilage to spin on Ball Top by The Fiberists in beautiful shades of pink this spring. At Fall Fiber Festival I enjoyed spinning a batt of Corriedale sparkle and llama blended by Geek Chick Knits, it was a dream to draft. At Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair I will be spinning fiber dyed by Unplanned Peacock Studio, I can't wait to see what colors she picks.
As a knitter now I get to use my own hand spun and sometimes dyed yarn.
© Cynthia Haney 2018.