Saturday, 23 June 2012


It's all very exciting! I've been to 'Wingham Woolwork'.
 What a wonderful place it is - very welcoming and lots of knowledgable advice.
 I went with 'Dizzy Daughter' and my sister in law and we were all worse than children in a sweet shop. There were lots of, "Ooohs" and "Ahhhs" and  ahh mm, errm, spending.

I treated myself to this :-

And this :-

 Oh and a niddy noddy, but I forgot to take a photo of that.
Now I'm embarking on the journey of learning how to spin an even yarn and yesterday I sat spinning whilst listening to this:-

It certainly didn't forget to rain.
Now it's back to the wheel. Weeeeee! Yeahhhh!
I know, you have to have a 'thing' about wool and sheep to understand.



  1. Someone has to ask. What is a niddy noddy?
    Jane x

    1. Hello Jane, It's a gadget for winding skeins. I'll post a picture so that you can see one.

  2. How exciting! my good friend Linda lives on a farm and keeps rare breed sheep. She spins and dyes their wool. It has always fascinated me, there are regular spinning days at the rural life museum but I don't think I'd have the patience :-D
    I am looking forward to seeing how you get on.

    1. Kath, You should have a go. I find it very relaxing, almost meditative.

  3. You bought one of those? Wonderful! :)
    But, I could have built one for you, had you lived next door. They are not diff. to construct if you are 'into' woodwork. One of my friends has built quite a few using Beech wood. Yours looks like Beech too, but, if I may say, does not look like an old traditional Spinning wheel? There is something unusual under the bottom section of the wheel.
    Perhaps that is the 'niddy noddy'?
    Good luck.
    Cheers......B xx

  4. Yes, Bernard, it's made of New Zealand silver beech. No, that's not the 'niddy noddy' under the wheel, that's the 'lazy kate'. :o)