I went to a spinning class yesterday. I had to drive 80 miles to get to it, but it was so worth it. It cost $60 but it was a private lesson and I was there almost 5 hours.
She showed me how to spin on a wheel and on a drop spindle. She had wool that had just been sheared the night before and she showed me how to clean and card it. I preferred spinning in the grease though because it seemed to hold together better for me.
The yarn I made is so not usable, but I bought a drop spindle and 2 lbs of wool. Hopefully with some practice, I’ll actually have a yarn I can knit with. I really liked the wheel, but if I were to buy one, I’d buy the Ashford Joy, and I’m not quite ready to make that kind of investment.