Friday, March 24, 2017

A confession of something I hate

OK...maybe hate is too strong a word.  It's not my intention to spew a bunch of negativity here.  But there is so much I love about fiber arts, wool, and spinning in general, that I feel a girl is entitled to have a thing or two that she really doesn't like, right?

Well, I really don't care for spinning uniform, consistent, machine-like yarn.

photo credit Roberto Verzo

It's not that I have anything against that type of yarn itself, it has many excellent things going for it.  It's that I have something against spinning that yarn.  And it's not that I can't spin yarn like that.  I've paid my dues, learned the ropes strings, and mastered the basics.  This ain't my first rodeo, so to speak.


I'm busy.  I have stuff to do.  I have to maximize my time at the wheel.  Spinning that machine perfect yarn is time consuming.  It's laborious.  And frankly, it's boring.

Now who wants to be bored working with fiber?

I say let the machines do what all those smart engineers built them to do, and let us fiber artists do what we do best.

What do you think?

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