Spinning As Meditation

I’m about to do some spinning and was just thinking once again how working with yarn and fiber keeps me sane.  I absolutely love color and texture.  The rhythm of a spinning wheel or knitting needles is meditation for me. The yarn I am spinning doesn’t look anything like what is in this picture. Image First of all I am still a novice and working to be able to control the thickness of the yarn I spin as well as the twist.  Secondly I am still using fiber from my stash purchased years ago because it was a bargain rather than because I absolutely loved the color or fiber.  Once I work my way into my stash a little more I am only going to buy fiber that I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE.  And furthermore no more “free” raw fiber.  There’s a reason that it’s free and paying for fiber properly dyed and processed is worth every penny.  These are some of the lessons I ponder as a result of being 64 years old and wanting to make the most of every precious moment.  Life is too short.

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Posted on April 23, 2013, in Fiber Arts, Spinning and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Once you become more experienced with more consistent yarn you will wish you could do this wonderful art yarn with thick and thin! After about 3 years of spinning, I have gotten more consistent, but still have that art yarn tendency. What I have discovered is that my projects done with my funky handspun have a very special charm!

    • I have only been spinning for a year and just want to make a more uniform yarn so I can match what I spin to particular projects. I do not want to lose that art yarn charm though!

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