homemade drop spindle

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on wednesday, my knitting friend shea and i went to a drop spindle spinning class at the cutest local craft store, home ec workshop. here’s what we made:

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it’s called a drop spindle and it’s used for spinning wool into yarn. pretty cool, huh?

well, i don’t know if spinning my own yarn is for me [i’m horrible at it] but it’s fun to try new things! we have two more weeks of the class, hopefully i’ll get better. if i get decent enough at it, feel free to call me a regular old spinster.

drop spindles come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, so we made our own out of a dowel, a hook, two cds, a grommet and some binder clips.