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    Spinning!

    Does anyone else spin? Rae'ya taught me how to spin with a drop spindle a few years ago. I've fallen out of practise, but in cleaning my altar today, I came across some beautiful mulberry fibres, that I had in a fertility offering for Frigg. Anyhow this offering is like over a year old (and I'm not pregnant) so I thought I'd dismantle it, and had the urge to spin the fibres. Well, still got it!!

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    Re: Spinning!

    No, but I'd love to learn!
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    Re: Spinning!

    It's one of those things I like the idea of learning, but probably don't have the time or patience to actually put in the effort to do. Not to mention you need equipment, supplies, etc.
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    Re: Spinning!

    I don't really have the time or patience either, but it was surprisingly easy! Hard to get it consistent etc, but the technique itself is pretty simple. And equipment-wise, I literally just have a drop spindle, and some fleece, that's it!

    I'll keep trying to get these pics uploaded so I can show you
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    Re: Spinning!

    Hahaha pretty sure I still have the video of your first attempts somewhere... I have a wheel now, so I'll teach you that next time you're over.

    On a purely spiritual note, I've found that when I get a sudden big urge to spin, it's usually Frigg or the Nornir giving me a prod. Maybe Frigg is prodding you to turn an old offering into a new one?

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    Re: Spinning!

    I do some spinning from time to time...I find that I am terrible with the drop method and better with the thigh rolling method, especially if do a loose spin to ensure the thickness is relatively uniform of the pieces of wool (or whatever--I've spun cotton and wool) and then go back and spin again to get it tighter and more yarn-y. Otherwise, I'm totally inconsistent.

    How are you processing mulberry for fibers?
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    Re: Spinning!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rae'ya View Post
    Hahaha pretty sure I still have the video of your first attempts somewhere... I have a wheel now, so I'll teach you that next time you're over.

    On a purely spiritual note, I've found that when I get a sudden big urge to spin, it's usually Frigg or the Nornir giving me a prod. Maybe Frigg is prodding you to turn an old offering into a new one?
    haha it's on facebook I think! :P I don't have space for a wheel, but I am extending my house, so one day...

    And that's what I was thinking. I'm clearly on a 'prod' atm, hence why I'm back here, cleaning my altar, spinning old offering fibres. Idk what I'm doing with it yet, but I'm trying to find time to work out. Life man.. I'm stretched thinnnn

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    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    I do some spinning from time to time...I find that I am terrible with the drop method and better with the thigh rolling method, especially if do a loose spin to ensure the thickness is relatively uniform of the pieces of wool (or whatever--I've spun cotton and wool) and then go back and spin again to get it tighter and more yarn-y. Otherwise, I'm totally inconsistent.

    How are you processing mulberry for fibers?
    I'm not processing mulberry, I got it in a random box of fibers (https://raxor.com.au/collections/lux...ilk-sliver-25g)
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    The world had been yelling
    Since the day you were born
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    While it smiled like it was cute
    That everything was shit.

    - J. Wylder

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    Re: Spinning!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heka View Post

    I'm not processing mulberry, I got it in a random box of fibers (https://raxor.com.au/collections/lux...ilk-sliver-25g)
    OH! Silk...lol, I feel silly. I was like...what can you spin on a mulberry tree?
    “You have never answered but you did not need to. If I stand at the ocean I can hear you with your thousand voices. Sometimes you shout, hilarious laughter that taunts all questions. Other nights you are silent as death, a mirror in which the stars show themselves. Then I think you want to tell me something, but you never do. Of course I know I have written letters to no-one. But what if I find a trident tomorrow?" ~~Letters to Poseidon, Cees Nooteboom

    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Spinning!

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    ThorSon's milkshake brings all the PF girls to the yard - Volcaniclastic

    RIP

    I have never been across the way
    Seen the desert and the birds
    You cut your hair short
    Like a shush to an insult
    The world had been yelling
    Since the day you were born
    Revolting with anger
    While it smiled like it was cute
    That everything was shit.

    - J. Wylder

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