In March Hackney City Farm gave me a bag of fleece to do with what I pleased! Yatra then came round and gave me a private lesson in carding and spinning over a pot of tea. I had previously been shown by Louize Harries and Irem Arig - founder of Sheep of Steel - in the early days of 2013 but as I didn't have anything to spin at the time I wanted/needed a refresher course once I had my own fleece to get through.
Fabrications kindly lent me their carders while I was experimenting and I enjoyed it so much that I quickly sped over to the Handweavers Studio and purchased a pair for myself. Quickly followed by acquiring my own niddy-noddy and drop spindle from Prick Your Finger.
Roll on a fair few months and I've finally got around to spinning up the rolags I carded in June.
My first real foray into handspinning and I decided to begin on the London Overground starting at Hoxton and spun my last rolag some hours later in the quite confines of Manormead Care Home in Hindhead as we gathered round my 91 year old Grandmother who taught me how to knit and is now fading from these earthly plains.