Recent Blog Posts

A turkish, tibetan and various top whorl spindles

Which spindle?

July 11, 2020

I get asked a lot of questions about drop spindles at shows, and in emails. Because they come in lots of different shapes and sizes, sometimes choosing which one to start with can be intimidating. Do you choose a drop spindle or a supported spindle?  Top whorl or bottom whorl?… Read more

A sense of achievement

June 5, 2020

Things have been very much up and down the last few weeks. A month ago I was taxing my brain to the max by doing quick crosswords whenever stress presented itself. Then, suddenly, the ability to use my brain at all deserted me and I’ve spent the last week inhaling… Read more

Out of the Woods

April 19, 2020

Well, after having rabbited on about the ‘new normal’, I got lost in the woods. I’ve spent the last week grappling with confusion and malaise.  I’m sure I’m not alone – a lot of people I’ve spoken to are really struggling to get things done, to lift themselves out of… Read more