Jillian’s Spinning: Standing and Spinning

Lately I’ve been feeling really stiff after a long bouts of spinning, and I wondered if I could stand and spin with my miniSpinner.

Being a packrat and being married to a packrat has it’s distinct advantages, because the husband went into the garage and brought out something he had rigged for a tradeshow.


It’s an old tripod with a piece of wood attached. Bonus points for the oilcloth.

The underside
The underside

My miniSpinner sits perfectly on top. There’s even a bungee cord to hold it since the hub used it for a little laptop.

Secured with a bungee
Secured with a bungee

I need to play with the height a little, but so far it is fabulous!

Standing and spinning!
Standing and spinning!

Anyone want to come spin in my backyard?


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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

8 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: Standing and Spinning

  1. Barbara

    Brilliant! Now I know what to do with one of our seldom used tripods! Your backyard looks like a lovely venue for spinning.

  2. Anna Marie

    That’s why I often take a spindle to the airport–a standing up activity while waiting for a flight. Last time I did it, I got surprisingly few weird looks, too.

  3. Nika

    What an awesome idea! Now any solution for creating a bar stool that can lower to a regular chair height for spindle spinners? 😀

    I’ll bring some Timbits to munch on while admiring the view of your backyard 😛

  4. Dorothy

    There was a segment on Good Morning America the other day highlighting a man who stood for an entire month. He lost 5 pounds!

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