Tour de Fleece day 1: party at LYS Spinspul

Today the Tour de France started and with it the Tour de Fleece, when we let our spinning wheels and spindles whirl as the cyclist whirl their wheels.

I went to Spinspul in Almere which had opened a brand new brick and mortar store.
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merinoSpinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino
From this wall I took some merino and bfl and angelina to make some rolls.
I played with a good Ashford drum carder to try and make them:
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

Steep learning curve, that’s my first attempt on the far right.

Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

Spinspul is dealer in spinning wheels by Ashford, Louet and one other brand. I tried out an Ashford Kiwi. That’s a fine wheel. Does everything it’s supposed to. Very easy going.
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

Filling my bobbin:
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

Finished:
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

I put it on a temporary holder (known as TP carton centre or “wc-rolletje” amongst non-spinners) to transport it home.

Making the rolls on a drumcarder is really nice to do. After a wonderful lunch I made some more, to spin at home:
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

100 grams of rolls and another 100 grams in the bag.

At the end of the day I took home the handspun, the green rolls, some fibre to make more and a mysterious box…
Spinspul Almere wol spinnen Ashford spinnenwiel kaardemolen De Blauwe Reiger rolletjes van merino

I’ll show you tomorrow.

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