Meet Frank – the Sonata… Get it? :o)
He is a Kromski Sonata….. and after many moons are research I took a trip to Wingham Wool Work at the weekend (don’t EVER be put off – the bark it worse than the bite!)Ruth spent a good hour with me looking at my two final candidates… the Ashford Joy and the Kromski….The Joy didn’t like me – I only had to look at it and the drive band would fall off – Ruth could spin quite happily – it came near me and…. off it fell again – was very odd….But Frank was a dream – bearing in mind I’ve never sat in front of a wheel before in my life, and therefore have never spun…. there I was was… fibre in one hand… drafting through with the other… and this magic was happening to make a spun thread on the wheel….Felt very natural…… and in hindsight a bit scary….. how did I know how to do it? *eek* don’t think about it – just do it!
But Frank’s a clever boy – look how he folds down…..
I can’t beleive how excited I am about Frank – the plan is to have a play over the next couple of weeks then take a course up at Wingham again to see what I’m doing right / wrong and also to see how to develop….
I am SOOOO looking forward to it!!!
If you get the chance to visit Wingham’s do!! It’s a fantastic place – and the fibre is to just heaven!!
I think it’s a good job we don’t live nearer(!)
Ruth is you ever read this – THANK YOU!! Your help at the weekend was SOOO appreciated!!