Not exactly off to a flying start - Ottoline was a poor choice for the first day. Wow, talk about frustrating! Not having spun on a DD before I bought her a couple of weeks ago, I had achieved what I thought was a moderate expertise with NZ Halfbred. HOWEVER, that did not translate to camel down! The draw-in of the wheel was just far to strong for the fibre, which is very short and on top of that is combed. So after struggling for several HOURS, I changed wheels. Wow, what a difference. Medium backward draw, very, very light Scotch tension. More to come!
Kate is a semi-retired photographer and craft dyer who lives in Southland, New Zealand.