Saturday, January 21, 2012

many hands...

Spent a few hours today with two good women, Alice and Kathryn, who gave up a Saturday afternoon to held saw, sand, glue and screw together 20 drop spindles for next week's big wool workshop. We had a beef chili with some crusty bread, bottles of juicy yerba mate, and talked like old friends while we worked. Within no time all the spindles were completed and we were all shocked at how fast our little factory put out the product!

When the work was done we walked around the farm to see the hay bale chicks, pet the pigs, talk to Jasper, and check for eggs. It was cold, around 18 degrees, but they were both good sports. When we came back inside we just hung around the Bun Baker rubbing our hands and keeping the conversation going.

Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure.

18 Comments:

Blogger From the Country Farm said...

Very cool! Where did you get the disks for the bottom of the spindles? They look great!

January 21, 2012 at 3:28 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

They are just wooden wheels for toys, all supplies came from Manchester Woodcraft.

January 21, 2012 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Counting the days!

January 21, 2012 at 4:17 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

can't wait to see you again Kate! Is it just you, or you and Jason?

January 21, 2012 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

please, please, please bring caramels!

January 21, 2012 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Drop spindle was how I got started...graduated to a wheel and now I sell homespun yarn! These are beautiful! Let the wool games begin!!
Courtney

January 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger From the Country Farm said...

Nice and local AWESOME!

January 21, 2012 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I think I made 20 for around 25 dollars, not bad! Kathryn sawed them with this awesome Japanese hand saw (works on the pull, not push), Alice sanded all the ends soft and round, and I glued on the wheels and helped add the hooks. I will post instructions on how to make them if you want?

January 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Any way we could purchase a Cold Antler original spindle original spindle?

January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Any way we could purchase a Cold Antler original spindle original spindle?

January 21, 2012 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

J.D. I can sell you one after the wool workshop, right now these are spoken for! folks coming Saturday get wool from Joseph the black sheep, a spindle, and instruction as part of their fee

January 21, 2012 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

I would LOVE directions to make a spindle. I recently got my first French Angora rabbit and have been saving up her fur.

Will there be left over wool from Joseph? Ive been trying to find some locally but haven't had success. I was wanting to mix the angora with sheeps wool to make it go further.

January 21, 2012 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Jeff_in_Pawlet said...

Glad to know you didn't need my help, Jenna!

January 21, 2012 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Jeff i missed your comment, I am sorry about that. Send an email or Facebook message next time? I don't catch all the comments since they land at an gmail account
I don't check always

January 21, 2012 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

Thanks, Jenna! I'll contact you after the workshop.

January 21, 2012 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Elaine said...

Do you ever ride Jasper, or is he just for hauling stuff?

January 22, 2012 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger georgie said...

I looked online and found instructions that used CDs for the disc. Haven't tried it yet, but hope the CDs( Rosemary Clooney and one of Bagpipe Classics) bring luck.

January 22, 2012 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger georgie said...

I looked online and found instructions that used CDs for the disc. Haven't tried it yet, but hope the CDs( Rosemary Clooney and one of Bagpipe Classics) bring luck.

January 22, 2012 at 3:28 PM  

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