There are many things to consider when selecting your spinning wheel. There are upright and horizontal wheels, the selection between the two is solely one of preference. Upright wheels take up less space and are easier to transport then a horizontal wheel although the horizontal wheels tend to sit at a better working height and a larger wheel for faster spinning.
Tie an 18-24 inch length piece of already spun yarn to the bobbin. This can come from a previous spinning or a store bought yard.
Wind the leader yarn around the bobbin.
Over lap the the rolag with the leader yarn
Hold the location of junction with one hand while giving the wheel a push with in a clock wise direction with the other hand and begin treadling with you foot as to make the wheel move.
Pull out some fibers with your left hand and release your left hand as to allow the twisting of the yarn to begin.
Keep the yarn taunt but do not pull to hard
Move your right hand to directly in front of your left hand and pinch the fibers with your left hand.
Draw out more fibers with your right hand and release your left hand
When you finish a rolag move the yarn to one of the guide hook and attach a new rolag by over lapping the with the reciently spun thread.
Repeat stages in order.
A. Fly Wheel
B. Drive Band
D. Flyer Whorl
G. Tension Knob
To find more information about this spinning wheel and others visit: The Joy of Handspinning
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