I have a new addiction…. I have had a drop spindle for about half a year if not more, but somehow never got around to it. I finally gave in and just gave it ago. In the beginning it was so very confusing and I had some false starts, but eventually it just clicked and understood what I had to do. Eventually in this case was after watching videos about drop spindle spinning and trying to figure out the unclear instructions I had received with my kit (I had scored it super cheap, but the strange instructions were still a bit of a disappointment). For dutchies interested, I got it here for €5,95. It’s just a really basic simple drop spindle, with some soft natural roving. I wanted to have some more roving than came with the kit, so I ordered some nice red roving too (here). Actually I have a confession: I have been shopping for roving for a while now, even though I had never touched my spindle yet…. Oops! It just looks so pretty and there is so much choice! Luckily I was able to restrain myself to one luxury roving, which I bought on etsy (she ships worldwide!).
My increasing curiosity in spinning led me to finally try it out this week. And I love it! Which is a good thing or I’d be stuck with loads of roving. But it’s also problematic as after using it a few hours (jupp, couldn’t tear myself away!) I already know I want a spinning wheel. My christmas list is going to be very yarny this year!
But I’m having one small problem. As soon as i stop to wind my handmade yarn onto the spindle, it twists up on itself. After a night on the spindle it’s doesn’t do this anymore, but it doesn’t seem normal… How do I prevent this?
Any advice is welcome!