Thursday, July 24, 2008

Why My Bobbins Look Tipsy

Anyone reading my blog will probably, sooner or later, wonder why other people's spinning posts show beautiful bobbins of evenly ridged, evenly distributed fiber, while my spinning posts are full of bobbins that look like they'd slur and belch if they spoke.

Well, there are several reasons for this phenomenon:

1. My spinning wheel does not have one of those clever devices that fly back and forth evenly over the bobbin as I spin, nor does it have those evenly spaced hooks that distribute your yarn from the same spots each time. My spinning wheel has a sliding guide that lets me place it anywhere along the flyer, so that I can build up the yarn in any part of the bobbin that I like. If I knew where that was, exactly.

2. My depth perception is wonky.

3. I have the attention span of a gnat, so I happily get into the rhythm of spinning and forget to slide the guide along after a reasonable amount of yarn has built up in one spot on the bobbin. Thus a very UNreasonable amount of yarn builds up in certain areas of the bobbin - and my wonky depth perception takes care of the rest.

Or doesn't, as the case may be.

1 comment:

mrspao said...

I'd go for the depth perception argument ;)

I like my little hooks but I do forget to move along them.