recently I gave up... not spinning, but my wheel. It is just too touchy and too poorly constructed (craftsman's wheel.) I came to this realization at Garfield Farm Museum demonstrating spinning and getting from sheep to yarn. I brought my wheel down hoping it would behave, being a realist I also brought my drop spindle. I have only spun on it this year. I was not proven wrong. The pin came out again. The wheel refused to do anything but look pretty. I did let some kids play at treadling.
Next to me was a neat lady from Esther's place fibers she had me try her wheel - a matchless - to say I fell in love would not be putting too fine a point on it. I am going down near her this weekend and hopefully buying a ladybug.
Not as useful for demonstrating historically but I had to decide if I
want to interpret or spin more and it is spinning! I will have my
father and friend try to fix my wheel so I can use it for reenacting but
I want to spin, and spin a lot.
Linking up with the ladies at Wool Wednesday!