I have a new wheel, a gorgeous Ashford Country Spinner. I’ve been quietly practicing art yarn techniques for a while now and despite having the jumbo flyer on my Traditional, there has been much frustration trying to get the bulkier yarns and puffs onto the bobbin. I spent a lot of time winding the yarn on by hand but boy, was that slow work. Art yarns are time consuming anyway, without adding to it.
I did a bit of research and took the plunge. His bobbin can hold a whopping 1kg of yarn (this wheel is definitely a boy, nothing delicate about him!) and the hooks are humungous, allowing even snaggy, puffy bits onto the bobbin with ease.
These remind me of humbug sweets.
At the moment my dry workroom seems to be strung with my trials and errors.
I’ve been into batt making recently and have done a couple of core spun yarns that have turned out really well (typically, I have no pics of them). I find core spinning so satisfying and love the end result.
I may well get some hand spun in the shop soon as I'm getting a bit overrun!