I had tried spinning one footed on my Lendrum upright DT and was not very successful. I became frustrated and decided to give myself additional time to heal. This weekend I decided to give it a go on my Schacht Reeves Saxony wheel. I love this wheel. I have the 30 inch cherry and it spins much better than I do! It practically goes by itself although it does like to be oiled.
I pulled out some Twisted Sunshine Designs 50/50 Merino Silk, one of my favorite things to spin. This wonderful top, combined with the Schacht's ease of spinning was just what I needed. One footed spinning is just fine on this well balanced wheel and this fiber basically spins itself. As I was waiting for my dh to finish in the kitchen I sat in the dining room spinning. Here is a photo of the wheet and the fiber, to the right and a close up below.
|fiber on the bobbin|
Looks like I am back in business! There is no better way to relax than to spin. I can only do it for a limited time as I still have to keep my left let elevated but it is a start.
Now I am also ready to add some more stock to twistedsun.etsy.com if you want you can check out photos of items that are not in the shop at the twistedsunshinedesigns flickr account http://www.flickr.com/photos/twistedsunshinedesigns/
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