Working with commercially prepped fiber, you can learnabout a different breed every month and spin some beautifully dyed fiber as you learn.
Here’s my biggest tip for the Tour de Fleece: Have fun!
Don’t set goals you know will make you stress or hurt your body. You don’t have to spin a mile or poundage from your stash. My goal is 4 ounces, that’s it. To spin a little every day for the Tour. I’m not watching the Tour either, I’m watching the World Cup and Netflix. I might watch the last day of the Tour, but bike racing just isn’t interesting to me.
Here’s something I have to tell myself over and over, social media is only an option. You don’t have to post on social media and please don’t compare yourself to the spinners on social media. I love to look at what everybody is spinning, but as soon as I start hearing that little voice in my head telling me I should do more, I close my app. Sometimes social media takes all of the fun out of things.
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com