Yarn craft

My interest in yarn started on my mothers knee learning to knit. It then grew to include crochet which I taught myself from a booklet. It stayed confined to these until I was drawn to a yarn fair - Unravel in Farnham where I saw a girl spindle spinning. I was transfixed and decided to buy my own spindle and fibre and teach myself to spin. I joined my local spinning weaving and dyeing group and spent 18 months watching the other members using their spinning wheels before I took the plunge and bought my own. I still love to use the spindle but a wheels makes the job much faster.

I found that I was spinning much more yarn than I could knit with and thought I would give weaving a go as it seemed an interesting way to use all my handspun yarn. Little did I know that this would become my main yarn interest.

This is my latest project. It is a tapestry weave abstract woven using various hand spun yarn which I spun using my drop and supported spindles. They are all natural undyed fibre and include Gotland, Alpaca and Welsh black sheep wool.