I've fallen head over heels in love with making my own yarn. I knew this was coming, that one day my spinning wheel and I would begin a love affair. Handweaving is already a slow artform, requiring meticulous care and attention. Handspinning the yarn with which to handweave slows it yet again and adds layers of love and meaning to every thread in the finished product. It is different though, where weaving requires meticulousness and lots of planning for each piece, spinning has a different flow to it, more organic and spontaneous but also oh so meditative. The combination of the two crafts are synergistic for me, each filling the spaces in my creative heart that the other leaves open.
The next step in the #slowfiber journey is clearly to get my own sheep, and I'm already dreaming of it.