Meet Frigga. Frigga is my latest purchase in my old skills tool kit. She is an Ashford Traveler spinning wheel, I am not sure of her age yet but probably from the 70’s. Maybe? I have to do a little more research or message the wonderful lady I purchased her from. I was so excited to get her I forgot to ask.
The beautiful soul I bought her from included a stash of fibers in the deal! Holy crap! So many beautiful fibers including, pounds of dyed wool roving, a box of cotton batting, a huge bag of raw alpaca, a bag of raw Jacob fleece, a few boxes of flax and other natural fibers, just so much fiber! I mean, well over the value I paid for Frigga. It was an act of generosity from one crafter to another. I could not be more grateful, or more excited.
Needless to say, I have been learning to spin yarn for the past few weeks. I am more than a little obsessed with the process and Frigga has become a dear friend, I absolutely love her!
Spinning yarn on a spinning wheel is something I have wanted to do since I was very young. I was always fascinated by the ladies at the little fairs that would set up and demonstrate their skills. The yarn spinning lady, the weaving lady, the bobbin lace and tatting ladies, I could watch them for hours. Maybe I will be one of those ladies someday, inspiring and fascinating another young person to continue in these “old” ways.
Enjoy this “oldie” that has been stuck in my head for a while now. It actually is the perfect rhythm to spin to.