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By spotogspindel | November 15, 2014

Finally! I finally tried hand-spinning! Below is my teacher, Vigdis, demonstrating a Norwegian spinning wheel. She also taught us how to use a hand-spindle.

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It´s pretty difficult to photograph and spin at the same time, so I only have photos of the finished work, and not the process. I bought some fiber at Etsy, the orange is 100% mohair. Super-yummy, but a bit difficult for a new beginner. The hair was in different lengths, some quite short. But as a chunky effect-yarn it´s very nice. (The chunks are a result of my beginner-status)

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My second try was different fiber-mix: Merino-wool and silk. Very smooth, carded fibers made it easier to spin. The workshop was only a 2-hour thing, so I didn´t really get tino it. But I do have a new spindle, and will continue when I get home.The part I´m really looking forward to is using the yarn in a knitting-project.

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