As many of you know I've taken up spinning on my spindle again and I'm loving it... the freedom to spin anywhere and at anytime allows me to be more spontaneous and feel like I still get chance to be creative again. This is something I've always struggled with as my supply business got bigger... I spend much more time now advertising, selling, packing orders and general admin that I often don't get chance to pick up a new project for me. So spinning on my spindle seemed like a natural choice, as often I only find time at the end of the day... well about 9pm each night! Don't get me wrong... I love that my hard work with the business is paying off and I thank you all so much for your support and kindness, with out you I wouldn't be here... but I get itch fingers every so often to pick up something to create.
Here is one of my first spindle spinnings, back in the swing of things...
Shetland and Sari Silk blend, spun as a single.
As I say I've really enjoyed picking up my spindle again and so am thrilled that I've had so many requests for handspun yarns. It gives a real boost to confidence, so thank you! In fact it's got me spinning more and I've started creating a little range of spindle yarns. Each will be fairly different, so that I can keep excited about working and I will release them as Limited Editions for Knitting, Crochet, Weaving and Felt making/Fabric Art embellishments.
Just got to finish a few more and hopefully these will go live for my next club newsletter at http://www.sarastexturecrafts.com/ in early October. Due to the time it takes to create yarns, I won't be uplaoding lots of new yarns each week... more like a handful each month, so keep your eyes on the website!
I also want to thank those of you who have been asking for very specific custom yarns... at the moment I'm working solely on my spindle, so big batches are difficult. I'm also limited to the techniques I feel comfortable producing at a level of quality to sell from... but bear with me I am practising all the time and hope to be able to offer customs in the future.
Have a fab weekend everyone... I have a date with my carding machine today!