ANGUS-FIXING AN OLD WHEEL-WRITING A LESSON PLAN FOR SPINNING CLASS

9 03 2014

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FIXING AN OLD WHEEL

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Yesterday I spend part of the day getting this wheel back in shape.  I do love the Ashford Traveler wheel and have owned one since the late 80’s.  This one however is heavier and is different from mine.  I have got it up and running and have spun a bobbing of wool on it last night.  I oiled it heavily yesterday and it will be ready for a student to use today.

WRITING A LESSON PLAN FOR THE SPINNING CLASS

I have my old notes from when I taught Spinning at Hampshire College in the 90’s.  I think its  time for a do over.  This class is not starting from the drop spindle so it may be a little more difficult for them.  I like to give clear instructions so when they are at home they can refer to the notes.  We are going to start with washing fleeces.  Today most people just buy roving and it could be that the class will not want to do that and its okay but I want them to have the information on hand.  When I learned to spin in 1983 I never thought about owning rabbits sheep, goats or a llama.  Spinning has brought me the life I love and I hope that it will to these students too.

I couldn’t resist taking this shot of Angus last night in his favorite chair.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this sunny day.  Hope its sunny where you .live.   Carole