Its all true, the boogie girl is real, and you've found her. She knits, sews, spins, does pottery and writes it all down in this blog.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
I started working on my Navajo more when I was spending all that time on the floor with Kayla. I keep going back to it now. It's in the regular rotation between wheel, drop spindle and top whorl. Yes, I'm fully aware that I may have too many projects going on at once.
Husbeast looks at this thing appreciatively (being of giant status himself). Either that, or he's thinking of grabbing it out of my hands to thump me on the head. I'm not saying that wouldn't be a valid use for this thing, either.
There is my big Navajo spindle that I got from a friend sitting next to the Shuksan spindle of mine. It's kind of like the size difference between the Husbeast and me. Well, almost.
It's an interesting tool. Navajo spindling is different and seems more relaxed than regular drop spindling. There is something about sitting cross legged on the floor playing with this giant wooden thing that I find to be a lot of fun. You an see video of one in use at I can spin.
My goal is to learn how to spin with all the different types of spindles available. I need a turkish spindle and I need to figure out what the deal is with Balkan spindles. Before that I still have to get better with the akha and do more with the supported and takli.
One of the new companies of spindles I'll be stocking carries a good range of spindles but I do still need to find a maker for turkish spindles. Kokovoko and Greensleaves spindles are here as well another shipment of Cascade Little Si's and Pilchuks. I just need to get them photographed and loaded onto the site.