No, not on an exercise bike.
Yarn spinning. The lost art of turning sheep (llama, cotton, or apparently dog) hair into yarn. Except that people are still hand spinning! I found a local group that spins yarn and they held a educational display at my library this weekend.
I was all over that.
I brought a friend and we got a walk-through of the different stages of preparing yarn. Interesting to learn even if you don’t have a desire to do it yourself. And it certainly gives you an appreciation of how clothes are made.
- Sheer the sheep
- Wash the wool
- Comb the wool – this separates and aligns the wool fibers
- Attach a string of fiber to the spinning wheel (the wheel mostly twists the yarn and places it on a bobble….of some reason I thought it was more complicated)
- Work the wheel (aka spin it) as you use your hands to thread wool fiber into the wheel (really your just pulling the fibers into a long string)
- You can then can combine the yarns if you want to make a mixed blend (wool and cotton blend), or different colors.
- Option to dye the yarn.
I think I have a new skill I need to learn. This definitely got an eye roll from my husband. It probably didn’t help that in the same conversation I mentioned raising sheep and llamas?
Stay tuned for me learning how to spin yarn!