I’ve been playing with one of my birthday presents. Having expressed an interest in learning to spin yarn a while ago, I was given this for my birthday. It’s an Electric Eel Nano: a portable spinning wheel. Less expensive than the traditional type and tiny: only about 14cm long.
It comes with a 2 power cables (UK and US plugs), a USB power cable and spare bobbins. There is no instruction manual, but a card with a link to online video tutorials and a yarn guide.
There’s an orifice hook that I have no excuse to lose, as it stays attached to the machine with a couple of tiny magnets. There is a speed control and a switch for on/off, clockwise/anticlockwise rotation.
I’ve ordered some fleece online, but I did have some roving that I use for needle felting, so I couldn’t resist having a go. I followed the instruction videos which were very clear and found the Nano quite easy to use.
This is the result. – not the most even of yarns but I’m quite pleased with my first attempt at spinning.
The next thing I need to do is try plying it.
Hopefully my online order will arrive this week and I can do some more. I can see myself getting quite addicted!
Have you started any new hobbies this year?