Drop Spindle DIY

DIY chopstick spindle at the ready, I thought I’d try my hand at spinning.Image

Today I spun with flax and collected banana fibre (from Botanic Gardens, Belfast) I am going to try several more fibres e.g. wool and flax/wool blends, and decide which combination I like best.

When I refine my technique I plan to make a video diary of spinning around the city of greater Belfast, in both urban and rural settings, and further exploit the use of extracting fibres from plants around Belfast.