My last post was about Helga, the Rognvaldson spinning wheel I found in a local antique shop. Work continues on restoring Helga’s finish, getting her back to her former glory. The work is slow and exacting. With that in mind, I decided to buy a new spinning wheel to work with as I improve my novice spinning skills.
I would like to introduce you to Helga’s sister, Magda. Magda is a Kromski Prelude spinning wheel, suitable for newbies like me – not too many bells and whistles. I’m busy taking a couple Craftsy classes on spinning, and I’ve just discovered that there is a new group in my hometown for spinners, crocheters, knitters & other fiber artists that will be meeting monthly, at a time & location that is convenient for me. There is an older, larger and well-established guild just across the river from me, but its meetings never seem to jive with my schedule. I’m excited to try out the new group.
I probably will not make great strides in spinning the next few months, since Summer is upon us and the outdoors is calling me but, at least, I have a start!