I love to spin wool. The whir of the wheel is hypnotic and I find myself lost in time when I spin. I’m excited to work through the whole process: washing a fleece from a freshly sheared sheep, dyeing, spinning and plying.
It would be satisfying to have a hand in the entire process from beginning to end. It’s a process that allows me to create a product that reflects my personality and style.
So why has it been five years since I used my wheel? Why have I not touched the bag of fleece in my closet? I don’t know what stops me from doing something I love so much.
What I do know is that I have a desire and need to create. I can think of nothing I enjoy more than the creativity that goes into transforming fleece into a beautifully dyed skein of wool.
I am putting this on my to-do list before I waste another five years procrastinating. We should all take some time during the day to create. It nourishes our soul!