The York District Weavers Spinners and Dyers Guild lends equipment and books to its members, so I’d hoped eventually to be able to borrow a spinning wheel in order to get an idea of whether I would like to buy one. Using a drop spindle is convenient but I understand with a wheel it is possible to spin more quickly.
I was therefore thrilled when the Chair of the Guild offered to lend me a spinning wheel that had been donated to the Guild and was in her home. We arranged for me to pick it up at a location between our two abodes and today was the day.
I’ll need to look on YouTube for instructions on how to use ‘my’ wheel but the Chair suggested that she might run a workshop on using one. In the meantime, I am excited about seeing how far I can get on my own.
Whilst out, I was also pleased to have a walk in a different location. Last spring, my daughter and I explored Tadcaster but we never made it to the part of the riverbank I had the opportunity to walk along this morning. In the event, I didn’t get very far but I enjoyed the view across the River Wharfe
and was tickled to see wild garlic. I can’t say I’ve this in such a location before.