Hello cyberworld, this is my first entry into the world of blogging.
Moulin Yarns is a hobby that grew out of a request from my wife, so it’s really not my fault, to find a hobby which I could do in the evenings while watching the television. As my wife, Linda, knits I accompanied her to a craft shop where she was buying knitting supplies and I saw a notice for a class in weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. I thought it sounded interesting so booked myself on the course I enjoyed it and got myself my own rigid heddle loom and started weaving scarves. So far so good, weaving is something I can do in the evenings while watching television.
A while later, at one of the big knitting shows at Harrogate there was a man demonstrating a spinning tool called the Bogway Spinner. Imagine an old fashioned football rattle, that he was spinning wool with. I bought one and started spinning, badly!
After a bit of practice I was able to produce small amounts of yarn, then Linda bought me a drop spindle and I improved enough to be able to spin consistent yarn, but still only in small quantities. that prompted me to think about a spinning wheel. Well, being the kind of guy that checks things before buying I did my research and decided on the wheel I wanted, but what if I wasn’t any good at spinning using a wheel, I had never tried. So, in February 2016 I went to Wingham Wool Works in Wentwort, South Yorkshire for a 2 day ‘learn to spin’ course and, yes, I came home with my wheel. A Kromski Fantasia spinning wheel, and the rest, as they say, is history. Moulin Yarns was born.
Now I can spin a 100g skein of plied wool over the course of a week in the evenings while watching television, like this lovely autumn coloured yarn.
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If you are interested in buying from Moulin Yarns I will list events that Moulin Yarns will be attending, in the meantime please visit my shop. https://folksy.com/shops/MoulinYarns