I have had many friends who have spun their own wool over the years. I have always wanted to learn but didn’t have the mental space or the equipment to move forward. Recently I have had a chance to start from the beginning.
Sorting fleece, carding it properly, making rolags and then spinning it.
I have even been able to try three different wheels. It has been such a blessing.
The biggest thing I have learned, though, is that spinning is addictive, meditative and most of all, rather complex to learn. There are so many ways to grow as a spinster/ spinner. Once you dare say you have one skill under your belt, you have thousands of variations you can learn next. Spinning really is a craft for one who learns quickly and loves a good challenge with a beautiful, useful, output once finished.