Need a little spinning help!
I've been cleaning up closets and such these past few days and getting rid of various things. I've discovered the beauty of selling books on Amazon, and it is nice to be ushering some books out the door that I don't read anymore. So, I found where I packed my spindle and fleece and decided to give it a little spin (ha ha ha) yesterday afternoon. I now remembered why I got so frustrated with it, so I need a bit of help/advice!
This is my first attempt yesterday. I spun to smaller bits and then plied them together. I figured that I was not spinning the yarn tight enough because it came unraveled in a big mess that basically looked like I just pulled the fleece. Very frustrating.
So, after seaching on the internet a bit I figured out that I was indeed not spinning it tight enough and tried it again.
So, it is a bit better, but it still looks like it came unwound and I have thick parts that look like I basically just pulled the fleece into a tube. Here is a closeup of a single.
I had it a little tighter when I was spinning it, but it came unwound a little bit more. I'm afraid that if I spin any tighter it is just going to come unsnapped and be the thickness of sewing thread.
So help! How do I keep the twist in the yarn? I didn't wind the yarn into balls when I plied it together, and I don't know if that made a difference. I'm just so darn frustrated that i don't want to spin anymore. And, I know it takes practice and I'm competant enough to do it, but it is just frustrating when you end up with a big mess of fleece that resembles nothing like yarn. Unfortunately, we don't have any spinning resources down here so I can't just take it to someone. Grr....
So, any advice as to what I am doing wrong or what I could be doing better would be a great help! I know practice is going to help, but I feel like I am practicing wrong when it all ends up looking like it does.